Illingworth explosion: Three people injured and six homes evacuated

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Illingworth explosion: Three people injured and six homes evacuated
Illingworth explosion: Three people injured and six homes evacuated

Three people have been rushed to hospital and residents have been evacuated after a house explosion in rural Calderdale.

Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze after the blast which obliterated a residential property in Green Lane, Illingworth, earlier this morning.

The explosion affected one property but residents from six other nearby houses have had to be evacuated with firefighters expected to be at the scene for some time.

A statement on Twitter from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews are currently dealing with an incident at Green Ln, #Illingworth They’re working with @WestYorksPolice @YorksAmbulance @Calderdale & utility companies to deal with an explosion at a house 3 people have been treated & transported to hospital.

“All other persons accounted for.

“The incident was initially attended by crews from Fairweather Green, Halifax & Odsal with specialist units from Cleckheaton & Dewsbury.

“Crews are dealing with any remaining pockets of fire which are being extinguished should they appear.”

An investigation has been opened to find the cause of the explosion.

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