Explosion At Naval Weapons Facility In New Jersey Injures 8, Situation Stabilised

There was a fire and explosion at a Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey, NBC Philadelphia is reporting.

The Navy’s official release says that one was seriously injured and several others were minorly injured after an explosion occured in the midst of routine maintenance on a utility boat.

Here’s the are the tweets from the U.S. Navy:

The explosion happened at the Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck Township, Monmouth County, N.J. at around 9 am.

“It is possible either some kind of welding accident took place or a propane tank exploded,” according to ABC News.

The facility, the largest Navy munitions base in the country, has a 2.5 mile-long pier that extends into the ocean, allowing them to load and unload military vessels a safe distance from shore, according the the Navy.

This is a developing story and we will have more details as they emerge.

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