EDISON, N.J. (WPIX)—A commercial building in Edison, New Jersey crumpled to the ground after a gas explosion leveled a small office building early Monday morning, officials said.
Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano stated that prior to the 4:30 a.m. blast, authorities were told by a passing motorist that there was an odor of gas on Route 27 and a collapsed road in the central New Jersey community.
"More than 50 local homes and businesses also had to be evacuated," said Edison Police Sgt. Robert Dudash.
Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) crews also assisted in evacuating residents surrounding the epicenter of the explosion.
"One residence and one business on either side of the attorney's office were damaged," Dudash told PIX News.
No injuries were reported. Some 20 residents were taken to a nearby senior citizens center.