Explosion at Castleford terraced house
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Lucky escape for firefighters in West Yorkshire

Firefighters had a lucky escape after a massive explosion at a house in Castleford, West Yorkshire. They had just rescued people from a small house fire when it happened.

About 30 people were forced to leave their homes on Rhodes Street, Hightown, in the early hours of Friday. A full investigation into the cause of the blast is under way. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

  • 15 Jul 2011