Gas explosion in Ladywood

My office has received a number of calls today regarding reports of a gas explosion at a house on Wiggin Street in Ladywood, Birmingham. The blast which was reported at 12.45pm today, destroyed a two storey property.  West Midlands Fire Service have stated that four fire engines were dispatched and in addition police and ambulance crews were also in attendance.  

West Midlands Police reported that a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and that a full investigation is currently in progress.  Local residents are being warned to avoid the immediate area and properties close to the site have been evacuated.  Further details can be found at the Birmingham Mail website:-

Images: Birmingham Mail