Barrow house blown apart by suspected gas explosion

An elderly woman has escaped with minor injuries, after a suspected gas explosion at her home in Barrow. The blast happened just before 8am.

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Barrow house blown apart by suspected gas explosion

The house was badly damaged in the explosion Credit: Cumbria Council

An elderly woman has escaped with minor injuries, after a suspected gas explosion at her home in Barrow.

The blast happened at 7.56am. Firefighters rushed to the scene to find the rear of the building badly damaged.

Engineers are assessing the structure. Police have sealed off Ainslie Street.

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