Explosion in Berwick

Around 60 properties were evacuated after an explosion at a house in Berwick yesterday, August 2.

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Full report: Explosion in Berwick

Fire investigators are still trying to establish what caused a blast at a house in Northumberland - it left 60 properties having to be evacuated for several hours last night.

Neighbours reported hearing a loud bang and smelling gas.

Watch Gregg Easteal's report here:

Scene of explosion in Berwick

Around 60 properties were evacuated after an explosion at a house in Berwick yesterday, August 2. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Emergency services received reports of a suspected gas explosion at an address in Howick Terrace, Berwick. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Police say the gas board attended in order to make the scene safe. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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60 properties evacuated after suspected gas explosion in Berwick

Around 60 properties were evacuated after an explosion at a house in Berwick yesterday, August 2.

Police were alerted at 5:10pm after receiving a report of a suspected gas explosion at an address in Howick Terrace.

Police and the fire service attended and nearby streets were evacuated as a precaution.

Officers say "extensive damage" was caused to the property. Nobody was injured.

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