Huge gas explosion destroys house in Lincolnshire village as owner somehow escapes with minor injuries
- Explosion on Holly Close in Bourne on December 13 caused house to collapse
- The occupants are safe and well, a man has minor injuries and is a little shaken
- Building has been severely damaged, fire and gas services are in attendance
A huge gas explosion destroyed a house in a Lincolnshire village as the owner escapes with minor injuries.
Pictures show the front of the property totally ripped apart with a collapsed roof, with social media users describing it as looking ‘like a war zone’.
Somehow the occupants managed to escape the property unhurt and a man is reported to have minor injuries and is a little shaken.
The explosion on Holly Close in Bourne on December 13 caused the house to collapse, and it has been severely damaged
Emergency services were called to the property in Bourne, South Lincolnshire, at 9.13am today.
Fire and gas services remained at the scene and roads in the area have been closed.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: ‘The scene has been assessed and it has been deemed that there is no need to evacuate any other houses.
‘This was reported to us at 9.13 am. Incident 95 refers.’
Users took to social media after a picture of the ruined building was posted on Lincolnshire Police Motorcycles’ Twitter.
One wrote: ‘Wow that’s awful to see.’
Another said: ‘Like something out a warzone, hope everyone is safe.’