Explosion tears through Portsmouth house leaving one person injured

An explosion tore through a Portsmouth house on New Year’s Eve forcing neighbours to evacuate their homes. 

One person was treated for minor injuries by paramedics after the blast yesterday. Two others were assessed as a precaution and discharged at the scene. 

The explosion was followed swiftly by a fire which spread to a neighbouring property, emergency services confirmed.

Images of the aftermath showed extensive damage at the back of a property near the Hampshire city’s waterfront.

An explosion tore through a Portsmouth house on New Year's Eve forcing neighbours to evacuate their homes. Images of the aftermath showed extensive damage at the back of a property (pictured) near the Hampshire city's waterfront

An explosion tore through a Portsmouth house on New Year's Eve forcing neighbours to evacuate their homes. Images of the aftermath showed extensive damage at the back of a property (pictured) near the Hampshire city's waterfront

Emergency services at the scene of the explosion

Emergency services at the scene of the explosion

An explosion tore through a Portsmouth house on New Year’s Eve forcing neighbours to evacuate their homes (emergency services at the scene, right). Images of the aftermath showed extensive damage at the back of a property (left) near the Hampshire city’s waterfront

Smoke could be seen pouring from a large hole in the terraced house while firefighters continued to hose water on it.

Nearby residents had to be evacuated following the explosion, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Fire crews from several stations across the county were brought in to tackle the blaze.

Smoke could be seen pouring from a large hole in the terraced house while firefighters continued to hose water on it

Smoke could be seen pouring from a large hole in the terraced house while firefighters continued to hose water on it

Smoke could be seen pouring from a large hole in the terraced house while firefighters continued to hose water on it

Members of the public were asked to avoid the area while emergency services responded.

A spokesperson for the fire service said on Friday afternoon: ‘The fire on Whale Island Way is now out. 

‘Firefighters will remain in attendance for some time damping down any hotspots.’

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