Three people have been injured in a "large explosion" that left a house in ruins.
Leicestershire Fire Service said everyone has now been accounted for and they are on their way to hospital.
Leicestershire Police said they responded to reports of a "loud bang" in Birstall, Leicestershire at around 7.33am on Monday.
Residents in nearby homes were evacuated, with pictures on social media appearing to show the two-storey house had collapsed.
Leicestershire Police said:
Six other properties on Allington Drive have also been damaged.
Charnwood Borough Council said:
Birstall Parish Centre has been opened for residents who have been evacuated from their homes.