Gas Build-Up Blamed for Gloucester County Home Explosion That Killed Two

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A build-up of gas is being blamed for the explosion of a Gloucester County home over the weekend.

Authorities say the explosion that killed a Newfield couple and leveled their home on Saturday, July 7th, was caused by a gas build-up of some kind, but they can't pinpoint the source of the gas leak.

Officials with the Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office can't say what sparked the blast, listing the nature of the explosion as "undetermined."

An official spokeswoman said numerous sources of ignition set off the explosion that killed 73-year-old John Paladino and his 72-year-old wife, Carole.


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