Gas Explosion in Padiham

Date: 18/02/2018

Time: 09:15:00

Address: Garden Street, Burnley

Incident Number: 1802005487

Gas explosion at a domestic property on Garden Street, Padiham. Crews from Burnley, Hyndburn and the Urban Search and Rescue team from Bamber Bridge and Chorley attended the incident which involved a semi detached property. The rear of the property had been structurally damaged and as a result the neighbouring property was also evacuated as a precaution. Firefighters used one jet at the scene to make the scene safe and requested both gas and electrical engineers at the property to isolate the utilities. There was one casualty at the incident who was taken to hospital via ambulance after receiving burns. A safety corden has been put in place and building control has been requested in order to assess the building.