Emergency services evacuate area after explosion

Several houses have been evacuated after a house collapsed in a Brit town after a suspected gas explosion that left two people hospitalised.

The incident occurred in Burnley, Lancashire, with police stating that people should avoid the area as they work to vacate people from nearby homes.

An 18-year-old man has been airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital suffering major trauma while a female patient was taken to the Royal Blackburn for assessment.

Heroic neighbours rushed to the aid of one person, plucking them from the house that suffered the blast, the fire service said.

“We’re currently dealing with an explosion in a house on Sefton Terrace, Burnley. One person has been rescued by neighbours and taken to hospital,” Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service wrote.

The force added that they have three fire engines and an urban search and rescue team at the scene.

More to follow…