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North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Called out to Reports of Explosion

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7:53am 6th February 2013

North Yorkshire Police were called by the Fire and Rescue Service yesterday to reports of an explosion and fire at a house in the village of Hampsthwaite near Harrogate.

A man in his seventies, sustained burns as a result of the explosion and subsequent fire, say North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

They add that he was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment and was later transferred to Pinderfields hospital for specialist treatment.  No-one else was injured according to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

The fire service report that the property is a semi-detached house and the adjoining property was evacuated as a safety precaution.

Gas engineers were called to the scene of the incident to assist the investigation and making the property safe, say North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. They add that their investigators and North Yorkshire Police’s forensic investigators will examine the scene to establish the cause of the incident. The property remains cordoned off this morning say North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

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