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Residents Survey Damage At Ewing Explosion Site As Investigation Continues

By Cleve Bryan

EWING Twp., N.J., (CBS) --Crews continue to investigate a deadly explosion in Ewing Township, Mercer County.

The explosion occurred just off I-95 at 28 Crockett Lane in the South Fork Housing Community around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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They are trying to figure out exactly what led to that blast.

Meantime those who call the neighborhood home are getting a chance once again to go back and survey the damage.

Days after a deadly blast there was a flurry of activity in the heavily damaged South Fork community.

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Workers boarded up buildings as families tried to recover anything they could from their fractured homes.

This was Karen Hassall's first chance to see her house and the devastation surrounding it.

"Thank goodness not more people were severely hurt and I feel so terribly sad for the lady who lost her life," Hassall said.

Explosion in Ewing Township
PSE&G has an information tent set up at the explosion site for residents, some are getting more stuff from home. (credit: Cleve Bryan/CBS3)

Tim Alvin also stopped by.  He was here before firefighters Tuesday.

"I saw a dark cloud, I said 'Oh man something is burning.' I said 'Oh my God.'"

He didn't know it at the time but his cousin Anthony was one of the PSE&G workers injured in the explosion.

"I didn't know until later on they told me that he was involved and I said 'Oh man.' But he's doing fine right now," Alvin said.

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