One Dead, Seven Hurt in N.J. Home Blast

One person is dead and seven have been injured in a house explosion in Ewing Township, N.J.

The blast happened about 1 p.m., according to CBSPhilly.

Aerial footage showed flames shooting from a house that appeared flattened. Nearby structures also were damaged.

Officials said the incident occurred at a group of townhomes where a private contractor was reportedly checking on a power problem.

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Area hospitals were in disaster mode.

According to Ewing Police Lt. Ron Lunetta, five public utility workers and two private contractors were among those transported to area hospitals. 

More information will be provided as it becomes available.