New Jersey house explodes after firefighters enter, no one gets hurt | USA TODAY

Bodycam footage from Pompton Lakes police officers captured the moments a house exploded while firefighters were inside.

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When a house in Pompton Lakes exploded while firefighters were inside, officials were relieved that no one was killed.

“We were blessed,” borough fire official John Keating said at the time, after being asked how nobody died.

Police body camera footage recently obtained by The Record and through an Open Public Records Act request provides a clear look at the blast, showing a large fireball shoot out the rear of the house.

Bodycam footage from three Pompton Lakes officers shows not only the explosion, but what led up to it, as well as the chaotic aftermath.

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