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.
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.
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Police in Hertfordshire have issued a picture of a man they're looking for in connection with a burglary in Walkern near Stevenage.
Officers would like to speak to Lee Edwards, 30, in connection with a burglary which happened at a flat in Moors Ley between Sunday 14 February and Monday 15 February.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police via the non-emergency number 101.
Police investigating an incident where a dog was allegedly dangerously out of control want to speak to a woman who may be able to help with their investigation.
The incident happened in the Tesco car park at The Forum in Stevenage on January 21 at around 2.30pm when a white Pit Bull–type dog is reported to have tried to attack a six year old girl.
Her parents surrounded their daughter to protect her from the dog.
The pet, which had dark coloured markings on its back and a dark coloured patch over one eye, was on a lead but, at the time of the incident, the owner did not have hold of the leash.
I am particularly keen to speak to a woman who approached the parents after the incident and told them information that could be helpful to the investigation.
“Please contact me as soon as possible via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number E1/16/476.
Hertfordshire police are appealing for help to trace a man who has been missing from Stevenage since 1984.
David Kelly who would now be 59-years old had been living in Kimbolton Crescent in the town before he disappeared that year.
Police say that since David's disappearance he has had no contact with any of his family and his whereabouts remain unknown.
"Sadly previous appeals have not brought any information and whilst it has been decades since his disappearance I would urge anyone who may have known David who hasn’t already contacted police, to please call us with any information. I would also ask David to make contact if he sees this appeal.”
"David if you see this appeal I want you to know that your brothers and sisters miss you very much and have never stopped thinking about you.”
Anyone with information should call PC Barnett at Hertfordshire police via the 101 number.
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