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Home explosion in Paterson, N.J., levels buildings

Firefighters are at the scene of a possible house explosion in Paterson, New Jersey.

Firefighters are at the scene of a possible house explosion in Paterson, New Jersey.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:57 AM

A New Jersey home was destroyed Tuesday morning in a fiery home explosion as gas officials investigating a leak in the area evacuated the neighborhood.

At least two more houses were damaged in the blast on Goshen Street in Paterson, ABC 7 reported.

“It sounded like a bomb,” Alberto Volpe, who lives about a block and half away from the blast site, told the Record. “We thought it was a terrorist attack.”

Two homes on Goshen Street in Paterson, N.J.were destroyed after the Tuesday morning blast.

Two homes on Goshen Street in Paterson, N.J.were destroyed after the Tuesday morning blast.

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Paterson City Councilman Andre Sayegh told the news station that no one was injured.

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“Above everything, no one was hurt,” he said, crediting the homeownerwho has called officials earlier Tuesday morning to report the smell of gas.

When investigators arrived they heard a hissing sound and began evacuating the neighborhood, officials said.

Firefighters rushed to the scene after the 9:30 a.m. explosion and sprayed water on what was left of the leveled property.

No other information was immediately released. It’s not clear if anyone was injured.

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This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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