South Amboy, NJ- Authorities say two people were

injured when an explosion leveled a house in South

Amboy.

Fire Chief Larry Martin Jr. said the victims were taken

to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New

Brunswick. Their identities and conditions were not

immediately known.

The explosion happened shortly before 2:30 p.m.

Friday in the central New Jersey community of 8,000

about 10 miles east of New Brunswick.

The blast blew the roof off the house and scattered

lumber and other debris over a wide area.

A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas

said it appears that natural gas was involved, but

investigators did not find evidence of a leak in the

gas main or service to the home.