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Stevenage explosion: neighbours tell of "almighty bang"

Most of the house was ripped apart by the explosion Credit: ITV News Anglia

Neighbours have been describing how they heard an "almighty bang" after an explosion in Stevenage last night.

A man is in hospital after he was found amid the rubble of his house in Cavell Walk.

The homeowner was found in the garden and it's believed he had gone back into the house to rescue his two dogs.

He's being treated for burns in hospital.

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Picture: House flattened in major Stevenage blast

The view from a neighbour's window. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A house has been destroyed following a major explosion in Stevenage last night.

This picture, taken from a neighbour's window, shows the extent of the damage.

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Man in hospital with serious injuries following Stevenage explosion

A man was insured in the house explosion. Credit: @Cave_Art_Films

A man is in hospital with serious injuries following a house explosion in Stevenage last night.

Crews were called at around 9:20pm to the house in Cavell Walk in the town.

The homeowner was found in the garden and it's believed he had gone back into the house to save his dogs.

Neighbouring residents were evacuated while the firefighters tackled the flames but have now returned to their homes.

Police say they're still treating the cause of the fire as unexplained, but added that a possible gas leak is a current line of enquiry.

Man injured after house explosion in Stevenage

Credit: @Cave_Art_Films

Firefighters were called to a major fire in Stevenage last night.

There were reports of an explosion at just after 10:45pm at a property in Cavell Walk.

Four crews were sent to the scene. A man was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital for treatment. Two dogs were also rescued from the property.

Twitter user @phild30 captured some footage of the blaze.

The other half of the semi-detatched house, which was also damaged, was evacuated. Those living in other nearby houses were also asked to leave home for around 2 hours.

Credit: @Cave_Art_Films

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