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Illingworth explosion: Three people taken to hospital

Illingworth explosion:

Three individuals have been taken to clinic following a blast at a house in West Yorkshire.

Firemen were called to Green Lane, in Illingworth, close to Halifax, soon after 07:30 GMT.

Six close by homes have been emptied and fire teams are proceeding to handle “pockets of fire” at the property.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said three individuals were treated at the scene prior to being taken to emergency clinic. The degree of their wounds has not been uncovered.

Scene of explosion

Scene of blast

  • A representative said all the individuals in the house had been represented.

“Teams are managing any leftover pockets of fire and they are being quenched should they show up,” he said.

Firemen were probably going to be on the scene for quite a while and an examination had been dispatched, he added.