POMPTON LAKES - A Pompton Lakes home was destroyed this morning in an apparent explosion.

Neighborhood resident Bill Hartman tells News 12 New Jersey he was awakened by the blast. Hartman says he saw thick smoke pumping into the air.

Aerial footage from Chopper 12 shows a scene that mixes fire and water, as the remnants of a flooded house burn.

The house continued to burn hours after the explosion.