House explosion in Clacton on Sea

House explosion in Clacton on Sea
House explosion in Clacton on Sea
02 April 2012

Six people have been injured following an explosion in a house earlier this morning (Monday, April 2).

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) was alerted to Wellesley Road shortly before 2am. Three ambulances, a senior ambulance officer, a doctor from (BEARS) and the trusts hazardous area response team (HART) attended the scene.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "When the first ambulance response arrived at the scene they were confronted with a totally collapsed house and on fire which we believe to be caused by gas."

"The ambulance crews worked extremely hard to treat and stabilise all six casualties, one of which is in a serious condition, she sustained burns. A man who was located by the fire service was trapped under rubble and following assessments by one of our highly skilled HART operatives, was stabilised and removed to safety. Four other casualties, three woman and a man were all taken to Colchester Hospital suffering the effects of smoke inhalation."

Gary added: "The HART operatives were able to work closely alongside the fire service at this very dangerous and hazardous environment. They were able to enter the collapsed building and formulate a plan to treat the injured man before he was rescued."

East of England Ambulance Headquarters
Whiting Way
Sat Nav postcode SG8 6NA