Families evacuated after house explosion in Berwick

It is not believed that anyone was in the house at the time of the explosion and there are no reports of anyone injured

A fireman and fire engine
A fireman and fire engine

FAMILIES have been evacuated after an explosion at a house in Berwick.

Emergency services are currently at the scene in Howick Terrace, Berwick in Northumberland, after receiving reports of the explosion at 5.49pm tonight.

A number of houses in Howick Terrace have been evacuated as a precaution.

Around 60 people have been taken to a rest centre set up by the local authority.

It is not believed that anyone was in the house at the time of the explosion and there are no reports of anyone injured.

The gas board are currently in attendance in order to make the scene safe.

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer