Man is injured in Wingate house explosion

Scene of Wingate explosion The house suffered some structural damage

A man has been treated for facial burns after an explosion at a house in a County Durham village.

Emergency services were called to the semi-detached property in Dawson Road, Wingate, near Peterlee, at 08:15 GMT.

A man in the house, who has not been named, was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook Hospital. No-one else was injured in the incident.

Police and fire service investigators are trying to establish the cause of the explosion.

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