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House explosion in Haxby, York

19 February 2016

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) was called to the scene of a house explosion in Springwood, Haxby, near York, at 07.30 today (Friday 19 February 2016).

We deployed our Hazardous Area Response Team, three ambulances and two managers to the scene. One house has been destroyed and a number of neighbouring properties have also been damaged.

There was one person in the property at the time of the explosion who has sadly been confirmed as deceased. We checked over two people on scene but neither required hospital treatment.

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