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Weston house wrecked in gas heater explosion

Butane gas heater explosion, Weston-super-Mare
Image caption Firefighters will begin an investigation in the explosion later

Two people escaped with minor injuries when a gas explosion wrecked a house in Somerset.

Firefighters were called to the house in Brean Down Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, at 19:45 BST on Tuesday.

An investigation by Avon Fire and Rescue concluded the explosion was caused by a portable butane gas heater.

The front of the house has been destroyed and is now structurally unsound - forcing the evacuation of a neighbouring property.

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