1. ITV Report

Sunderland house explosion caught on camera

Following an explosion at a home in Sunderland on Friday 11 August, the majority of evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Work to demolish the house next to the building where the explosion took place is now complete.

Demolition work Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Sarah Scott lives in a house on the same street as where the explosion took place.

CCTV near her house captured the moment of the explosion.

Her house was checked for damage and the Scott family were able to return home last night.

I felt the ground shake, it was like we were being bombed.

Slate and Glass all flew into my garden.

It is so lucky my children weren't playing out there"

– Sarah Scott, Neighbour

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service say they have service men and women patrolling the surrounding area to reassure residents and offer fire and gas safety advice.