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State Police, Feds Join Investigation Into Jersey Shore Trash Can Explosion

The remains of the can.
The remains of the can. Photo Credit: COURTESY: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Authorities were trying to determine the cause of an overnight explosion in a Jersey Shore trash can that they said didn't cause any injuries or damage to surrounding homes or vehicles.

The ATF, State Police Bomb Unit and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office joined the investigation into the blast, which occurred just after 1:30 a.m. in Barnegat, Al Della Fave of the prosecutor's office said.

Responders to Village Drive "found a cloud of smoke emanating from the remnants of a rubber trash can located curbside" and a debris field of a bout 10 yards, Della Fave said.

The Ocean County Sheriff’s CSI Unit also was participating in the investigation, he said.

"Neighbors will be interviewed and the debris analyzed to determine the cause of the explosion," Della Fave said.

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