This is the shocking moment a Yorkshire house exploded in the middle of the night.
At around 1.10am on Sunday morning, residents in Marlborough Avenue in Goole, East Yorkshire, saw a house go up in flames as bricks fell from the property onto the top of cars. A large gaping hole has been left in the property.
Residents were evacuated and the road has been closed in both directions while investigations are underway. Humberside Police confirmed the incident is being treated as an arson attack.
A man has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life. A motorist driving past the house captured the dramatic moment of the explosion on dashcam.
Police said there were no serious injuries and everyone had been accounted for. Resident Nicolescu Sorin: “It terrible. It was a gas explosion, it happened around 1am. Pieces of the house wall fell over the cars and across the street, including power lines/tv cable.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen something like this. The intervention of the firemen and the police was exceptional.”
She added: “Everyone be careful. From 1 am to 9 am we were evacuated – a terrible experience so please take care of you and your homes.”
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “We are in attendance at the scene of a suspected gas explosion at a house on Malborough Road in Goole. We were called at 1.10am today (Sunday 22 January) to reports of an explosion and fire at the address.
“The area was cordoned off to allow emergency services to work safely and for the safety of the public. No one is reported to have been seriously injured. A man has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life.
“He has been taken into police custody. Neighbouring properties have been evacuated as a precaution. Occupants of all neighbouring properties have been accounted for.
“A road closure and police cordon remain in place, and we are asking for people to stay away from the area whilst emergency services deal with the incident.”