An explosion and fire in a hunting trailer in Upper Freehold injured a Red Bank man over the weekend, according to a report in today’s Asbury Park Press.


Raymond Mass was in critical condition Sunday at Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton, with burns to his hands, knees and 10 percent of his face, the Press reported, citing a State Police official.

A second man, from Monroe, and a 13-year-old boy whom the Press did not identify were also injured in the Saturday morning incident, but were treated and released from a hospital. A third man declined treatment.

From the story:

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation. Police have not ruled out arson, but said they do not believe it was suspicious.

The fire caused structural damage to the trailer, which is owned by residents of Jonathan Holmes Road, Leyton said. The men are members of the South Orange Rod and Hunting Club, police said.

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