Man Injured After Explosion At Bungalow In Tingley

Northern Gas Networks Investigating Cause Of Explosion


Emergency services have been called to a house in Tingley, West Yorkshire following an explosion which injured a man.

Three fire engines from West Yorkshire Fire Service were sent to the bungalow  in The Crescent at around 9:30 this morning.

Northern Gas Networks are investigating the cause of the explosion whilst police officers and council workers have evacuated six houses nearby.

A man was taken to hospital after escaping from the house suffering from smoke inhalation and burns to his arms, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service reports.

No-one else was injured in the explosion.

Speaking to the BBC, a neighbour Barry Bedford said: "I was watching the TV and [the house] blew up. A big bang and the whole sky was smoking."

Mr Bedford's wife, Joyce, was in bed when she heard what she described as a series of explosions.

She said: "I heard the first bang and then Barry shouted 'Get out of bed'.

"As I was getting out of bed the second explosion went off and then, when we were outside, another explosion went off.

"We do not know what's happened to our house. They won't let me back in to get dressed."

A spokesman for Northern Gas Networks said: "We are currently working with the emergency services to determine the cause of the explosion."