A young child has died after a suspected gas explosion in Heysham ‘destroys three homes’

A major incident has been declared after a suspected gas explosion which reportedly destroyed up to three terraced houses in Heysham, Lancashire.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 7:25 pm

Lancashire Police said they had been called at 2.40am to the scene of the explosion after reports “a number” of houses on Mallowdale Avenue had collapsed.

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A scene of devastation in Heysham
The scene in Heysham
Lancashire Police said they were called to the scene of the explosion in Heysham at 2.40am on Sunday

Suspected gas explosion in Lancashire ‘destroys three homes’

Last updated: Sunday, 16 May, 2021, 16:06

  • A major incident has been declared after a suspected gas explosion which reportedly destroyed up to three terraced houses in Heysham, Lancashire.
  • Lancashire Police said they had been called at 2.40am to the scene of the explosion after reports “a number” of houses on Mallowdale Avenue had collapsed.
  • In a statement, the force said: “We are currently at the scene of a suspected gas explosion on Mallowdale Avenue, Heysham.
  • “We were called at 2.40am… to reports that a number of houses on the road had collapsed.
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