Man burned in 'gas explosion' at Coseley flat
Written by The Newsroom on December 17, 2019
A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a “gas explosion” at a Dudley flat.
West Midlands Fire Service said Monday night’s blaze in the ground-floor property of a two-storey block was severe.
The injured man suffered burns and was out of the flat on Siddons Road, Coseley, when crews arrived.
The fire service said a caller reported a gas explosion and its investigators were working to confirm what happened.
Fire broke out at about 23:45 GMT, with crews spending more than two hours at the site.
A fire service spokesperson said Dudley Council also attended “to find alternative accommodation for some other residents from the block and to secure the affected property”.
An authority spokesperson said: “Tenants had been evacuated as a precaution by crews, but the building was declared safe in the early hours of [Tuesday] by the fire service and the council’s housing maintenance team.”
Residents were allowed to return to their homes just after 02:00 GMT, he added.
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