May 13, 2014 10:37 am

WATCH: House explodes on live TV

TORONTO – A house in Brentwood, New Hampshire exploded on live television Monday afternoon.

Just after 4 p.m. police responded to a shooting at the house, which is located in a planned community for people over the age of 55.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, there was an exchange of gunfire between police and someone in the house.

The house somehow caught on fire and was soon engulfed in flames.

At around 6 p.m., as a news helicopter for ABC affiliate WCVB was broadcasting live overhead the scene, the house exploded.

A neighbour told the Union Leader that the incident began as an argument between a father and his adult son.

WATCH: Many questions still remain around what led to the deadly house explosion

During a press conference Monday night, Attorney General Joseph Foster said a 48-year-old officer who was shot during the incident had died from his injuries.

The shooter, reported to be the son of the owner of the house, died in the explosion.

Because of the gunfire, firefighters had to wait before they could battle the blaze.

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