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Two injured as house is destroyed by suspected gas explosion in Wooburn Green

| November 22, 2015

A house in Old Waterly Lane, Wooburn Green was destroyed by a suspected gas explosion during the evening of Sunday 22nd November 2015.

Firefighters were called at 5.30pm. Two fire appliances with crews attended from Beaconsfield fire station, one from High Wycombe fire station and one from Maidenhead fire station. Two Urban Search and Rescue vehicles and the Incident Command Unit from Aylesbury, the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) vehicle from Marlow and two officers were also in attendance.

The firefighters at the scene used two main jets and one hose reel to bring the fire resulting from the explosion under control. The firefighters also set up cordons. Five nearby houses were evacuated.

An injured man was rescued from the remains of the house and taken to hospital. An injured woman managed to escape from the house before the firefighters arrived, she was also taken to hospital.

The house, at the end of a terrace, was completely destroyed in what is suspected to have been a gas explosion.

Firefighters are likely to remain at the scene overnight with an investigation into the cause of the fire due to start in the morning.

There were about 35 firefighters and officers from Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Maidenhead and Aylesbury present at the incident during its peak.

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