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Halifax house explosion: Three people injured in blast

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Three people have been taken to hospital after an explosion ripped through a house reducing it to smouldering rubble.

The blast happened shortly after 7.30am on Saturday in the Illingworth area of Halifax, West Yorkshire.

A picture shared by emergency teams at the scene showed the smoking remains of where the property had stood.

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The blast happened shortly after 7.30am on Saturday

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the explosion affected one building, while six surrounding houses were evacuated as a safety precaution.

Everyone has been accounted for.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the explosion as firefighters tackle any “remaining pockets of fire”.

Crews are likely to be on the scene for some time, according to the service.

Engineers from utility firm Northern Gas Networks are also on site to ensure the area is safe and to help establish the cause of the incident.

Some in the area posted on social media about hearing the loud explosion.

One wrote: “Never heard such BANG it shook the promenade at Ogden.”

A fundraiser for those affected by the blast has been set up, with people offering to donate clothes and food to the family.

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