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Incident Date: 04 February 2018
House explosion - Farnworth
AT 14.40pm on Sunday, February 4, two fire engines from Farnworth and Bolton, along with the technical response unit and emergency rescue unit from Ashton under Lyne were called to reports of an explosion in Rydal Drove, Farnworth.
On arrival at the incident, firefighters found two people had been able to get themselves from the house. Firefighters proceeded to use two breathing apparatus and a gas protege metre to survey the area and ensure no further incidents would occur.
The two casualties were taken into care by paramedics on the scene.
There is currently a cordon in place and a number of houses in the road have been evacuated as a matter of precaution.
The cause of the incident is currently being investigated and the incident is ongoing.