BREAKING Loud bang shakes houses before exploding car seen up in flames

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Residents reported hearing a ‘loud bang’ which shook a number of houses before seeing plumes of thick smoke. Then they heard ‘extra mini explosions’ coming from the fire.

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Greater Manchester: Police at the scene of reported car explosion

A loud bang shook a house before a car went up in flames.

Eyewitnesses say the vehicle exploded in Rochdale at around 10am this morning.

Police, fire crews and an air ambulance were called to the scene in Milnrow.

Residents reported hearing a ‘loud bang’ which shook a number of houses before seeing plumes of thick smoke. Then they heard ‘extra mini explosions’ coming from the fire.

Emergency services are at the scene and members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

One resident said they were awoken by a ‘loud bang’ which ‘shook the house’. They then noticed ‘thick smoke’ coming from behind their house.







The wreckage of the car following the blast
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She said: “There were some extra mini explosions which sounded like glass breaking coming from the fire.

“We couldn’t see from our house what had exploded or caught fire but knew it was one of the houses that had been affected.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “Emergency services are currently responding to an incident on Ladyhouse Close, Milnrow. Police were called by the ambulance service at around 10am this morning (Saturday 30 April 2022). Members of the public are asked to avoid the area.”

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said that crews were called to reports of a vehicle fire at 9.55am this morning. The fire involved one car, as well as fencing and plastic guttering of a neighboring property, they said in a statement.

A spokesperson for GMFRS said: “At approximately 9.55am firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle fire on Ladyhouse Close, in Milnrow.

“One fire engine from Rochdale fire station quickly attended the scene. The fire involved one car, as well as fencing and plastic guttering of a neighboring property. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and other specialist equipment to extinguish the fire.

“Fire crews were in attendance for approximately two hour hours and 30 minutes.”

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