- Associated Press - Saturday, March 14, 2015

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say one person was evaluated at a hospital after an explosion rocked a southern New Jersey home.

Investigators say the blast occurred around 10:10 a.m. Saturday at the two-story home on Sumner Avenue in Seaside Heights. A contractor was doing maintenance work there at the time, and authorities say the blast apparently occurred after a gas main was left open inside the house.

Authorities say the explosion occurred on the first floor. A 26-year-old woman who was upstairs at the time was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, but authorities say she apparently was not injured.

Authorities say the explosion caused significant damage to the home.

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