Crews called to suspected gas explosion as ‘major’ incident declared
20 September 2015
From the section Derby
A number of emergency response vehicles are at the scene in Riddings
Fire crews have been called to a “major incident”, believed to be a gas explosion, in a street in Derbyshire.
The county’s Fire and Rescue said they were called to an “explosion” at a property in Valley View Road, in Riddings near Alfreton, shortly after 07:30 BST.
Officers suspect there are people inside the damaged house.
Several fire appliances are at the scene and an aerial platform is being used to tackle a fire.
East Midlands Ambulance Service have sent their Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.
Firefighters were earlier told they would have to wait for structural engineers to assess the damaged building before it would be safe to enter.
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