New Jersey house explosion leaves 1,900 residents without power

iStock/Thinkstock(PISCATAWAY, New Jersey) -- One person is in critical condition and 1,900 residents are without power following an overnight house explosion in New Jersey, according to WABC-TV in New York.

Twitter user Kareem Ali Elasmar took dramatic photos of the aftermath of the blast in Piscataway, New Jersey, showing a plume of smoke rising from the remains of the house. Piscataway is about 37 miles southwest of New York.

A male resident of the home who is in his 50s was hospitalized and remains in critical condition with second-degree burns, WABC-TV reports.

Video taken in the early morning hours shows the fire burning brightly on the street, as firefighters work to stop it from spreading.

WABC-TV reported that state police and arson investigators arrived to look into the incident, and authorities believe the blast was the result of a gas explosion.

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