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Old 09-25-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Apparently people felt the ground shake as far away as Hackettstown.
It's not far from Hackettstown ..actually, the center of Drakestown Road is the border line between long valley and Mt. Olive
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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It's not far from Hackettstown ..actually, the center of Drakestown Road is the border line between long valley and Mt. Olive
This house was actually closer to 206.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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If that's the case, serves 'em right-don't those dopes know that gas pipes are black iron? LOL
My guess is they were tearing out pipes, caused accidental damage to the gas pipes...

or...

They were doing accidental reno work, and as complete momo's who watch TOH and think "I can do that!" while being clueless about the safety reasons for code enforcement, and accidentally took out a load-bearing wall.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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According to the Daily Record there were no natural gas lines. Probably the propane tank blew. Photos in the link.

Mount Olive home destroyed in explosion | Daily Record | Daily Record
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