One person has died from injuries he sustained in a house explosion in Ridgefield, NJ on June 17, 2019. Mark Schellack was the only person inside the home on Abbott Ave. when the blast occurred around 11:30 a.m.
A gas leak fueled a fire that followed the explosion which leveled the home trapping Schellack beneath the rubble. Police, aided by an off-duty police officer who happened to be in the neighborhood, freed Schellack after lifting a large plank of wood that created a hole in the rubble big enough for him to crawl through. He was taken to Hackensack Univesity Medical Center and then airlifted to Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston where he later died.
Firefighters were able to put out the blaze after a PSE&G crew turned off the gas. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the gas leak or source of the ignition.
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UPDATE: This post was updated on June 18, 2019.