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Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a press release on the incident this afternoon.

Representatives mentioned they attended an explosion at a cottage in Alton, and {that a} girl was discovered with severe accidents on the deal with.

A spokesman mentioned: “We have extinguished a fire at a holiday cottage in Alton this afternoon (December 29) following reports of a gas explosion.

“Crews from Longton and Hanley had been despatched to an deal with on Bradley Lane, Threapwood, shortly after 12.40pm. Our colleagues from Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service additionally went to the scene.

“Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which was put out around 1.30pm. Emergency services carried out a search in the area to make sure everyone was accounted for in the neighbouring properties.

“A lady, in her 50s, suffered severe burns on the scene. She was taken to hospital by air ambulance. As a results of the explosion, the constructing was destroyed. Gas engineers got here out and remoted the provision to ensure the realm was left protected.

“An investigation into what caused the explosion is ongoing and emergency services will remain at the scene.”