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Neighbors save couple in house explosion

Friday, November 08, 2013 - 00:40

Nov. 8 - A house explodes in New Jersey, neighbors run inside to rescue the couple. Linda So reports.

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You can see from the damage just how intense the explosion was that leveled this New Jersey home. Even when the house was still on fire, neighbors risked their lives to rescue a couple inside. SOUNDBITE: GOOD SAMARITAN NICK PLASI, SAYING: "Got Evelyn out of the living room, went running around and Jim was in the shower at the time." SOUNDBITE: GOOD SAMARITAN DANA MORROW, SAYING: "There was a bunch of wood on top of them when they were still in the building and we just pulled the wood off and got them out." The couple was taken to a nearby hospital. It took firefighters hours to bring the blaze under control. SOUNDBITE: VILLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT CHIEF RICH HERRON, SAYING: "It's been a very long time since an incident of this magnitude happened in our area." Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the house to explode.

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Neighbors save couple in house explosion

Friday, November 08, 2013 - 00:40