Investigators Still Working to Determine Cause of Hardyston House Explosion

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Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a house explosion on Grumm Road in Hardyston. It's believed that two above-ground propane tanks leaked into the house and workers have been sifting through what is left to figure out what ignited the gas.

The blast occurred around 11 p.m. on November 27 and was so loud it was heard in numerous towns. It also caused damage to neighboring homes and Wallkill Valley High School, which is located across the street.

According to the New Jersey Herald, Sussex County Fire Marshal Virgil Rome said the occupants of the home had moved out three weeks before the explosion. The occupants were identified as David and Ruth Hook and their three children. Ruth has been in the news recently for charges related to a DWI and theft of televisions from a commercial property in Sparta.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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