Police: 1 person remains hospitalized following West Milford house explosion

The explosion happened on Sept. 22. Five people were trapped in the rubble and had to be rescued.

Matt Trapani

Oct 14, 2023, 12:19 AM

Updated 255 days ago

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One person remains hospitalized in critical condition after a home exploded in West Milford last month.
The explosion happened on Sept. 22. Five people were trapped in the rubble and had to be rescued.
Four of the victims have since been released from the hospital.
The victim in critical condition is at the Saint Barnabas Hospital burn unit.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. West Milford police say the preliminary investigation has ruled out any type of criminal activity. They say it appears to be an accidental propane explosion.


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