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Buckfastleigh Explosion

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Woman remains in hospital

Enquires remain ongoing to establish the cause of a gas explosion in Bucksfastleigh.

Emergency services were called at 7.50am on Saturday 23 March to a property in Barn Park, following reports of a gas explosion.

One female in her 70s sustained burns and was taken to hospital. She remains in hospital in Bristol at this time.

A second person was treated for minor injuries at the scene

Other nearby residents have been evacuated while the building was being made safe.

Police and Devon Fire and Rescue Service and partners are currently working to establish the cause.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 216 23/3/19.


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