Emergency teams making area safe after explosion destroys house near Peterborough

Remarkably no-one was seriously hurt in the explosion which ripped through the house in Holly Drive, Bourne just after 9am this morning.

Police say one man is being treated for minor injuries.

Police, fire and emergency gas teams are at the scene and a Lincolnshire police spokesman told the Peterborough Telegraph: “We are in attendance at an incident on Holly Drive in Bourne.

“Whilst a full investigation is to be conducted, we believe it is probably a gas explosion.

“A male occupant has minor injuries and is a little shaken. There were no other injuries.

“The scene has been assessed and it has been deemed that there is no need to evacuate any other houses or any risk to other properties in the area.

“The house has been severely damaged. Fire and gas services are in attendance.”

Neighbours at the scene say there was a loud explosion and the speculation was that gas was present in the kitchen of the house when an electrical appliance was turned on.

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Peterborough Telegraph