Explosion in Burnley

Date: 20/06/2022

Time: 12:09:00

Address: Sefton Terrace, Burnley

Incident Number: 2206007986

UPDATE at 16:45 – Firefighters are in the process of making the house safe and we hope to close down our response to the incident in the next hour or so. We continue to work with the local authorities and we will hand over responsibility of the site to them once we leave.
We’re currently dealing with an explosion in a house on Sefton Terrace, Burnley. One person has been rescued by neighbours and taken to hospital.
 
We have three fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and our urban search and rescue team at the scene.

We’re working with the other emergency services, local authorities and utility companies.  Firefighters at the scene are using an aerial ladder platform to make the structure of the house safe by removing coping stones from gable end.

Please avoid the area around Sefton Terrace and Piccadilly Road.