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A home in County Durham within the north east has been destroyed following an early morning explosion.

One street was cordoned off after an incident at a property in Coronation Terrace, Willington, Crook.

Emergency providers arrived on the scene following the reported explosion, within the early hours of the morning.

Engineers from Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are at the moment on website.

James Knox, Business Operations Lead for NGN mentioned: “Our engineers are on site at the request of the emergency services, and are supporting them with their investigations.”

A Duham Constabulary spokesman mentioned: “Officers responded to reports of a house explosion at around 1.30am today (June 24) in Coronation Terrace, Willington.

“A person sustained critical accidents through the incident and has been taken to hospital by paramedics for therapy.

“A cordon has been put in place around the property while emergency services work at the scene.

“Nearby residents have been evacuated as a precaution and persons are suggested to keep away from the realm.”

Anyone who smells fuel or suspects carbon monoxide is being urged to name the National Gas Emergency Service instantly on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days every week.

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