- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

LODI, N.J. (AP) - A woman and her two teenage children jumped about eight feet off a roof and over a fence after a balloon sparked a fire in their Lodi home.

Norma Ramos had taken out the garbage when she closed the door and heard an explosion Thursday.

Fire Chief Adam Bene tells The Record (https://bit.ly/1uxnWf5 ) newspaper electric wires above the house broke and ignited the front corner.

PSE&G; spokeswoman Annette Hicks tells the newspaper the wires broke because a balloon got caught in them.

The three who escaped and a family of four living below them have been displaced.

No one was injured.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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