Update on the Columbia Road explosion

Pensioner hospitalised in explosion

Update on the Columbia Road explosion

A man was rescued by Humberside Fire and Rescue following an explosion at a property on Columbia Road in Grimsby last night.

He was subsequently taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The incident took place just before 9pm, when witnesses reported an explosion after the front windows were seen being blown out.

It is thought that several gas bottles had exploded in the front room of the terraced house.

Crews from Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

The public were advised to avoid the area.

Richard Gibson, station manager at Humberside Fire and Rescue said:

“We’ve just attended a house fire in Grimsby.

“We had three appliances mobilised from Peaks Lane to a report of a gas explosion.

“We attended the property.

“There was one adult male inside the property who has been rescued by the fire service.

“Crews were here in minutes.

“We’re dealing with the incident, it’s ongoing now – the fire investigation – a joint investigation with the police.

“The individual has been moved to hospital.

“I’d like to remind people at this time, the importance of having fitted, working smoke alarms.”

One man was taken to hospital at around 9pm, but the extent of his injuries are unknown.

Fire crews remained on the scene for some time.

Humberside Police have yet to comment or issue an update on the explosion.

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