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UPDATE: Newark Car Explosion Causes Injuries, Property Damage


Fire officials in Newark are investigating an explosion that occurred overnight in the 200 block of Johnson Avenue.

According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 12:05 a.m., a car fire caused a large explosion that injured one person. Officers found several propane tanks inside that car, which are believed to be the cause of the explosion.

Police report that the explosion also damaged nearby vehicles as well as a church building.

Officials said that the victim has been transported to University Hospital for treatment of their injuries 

This incident is still under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.