Firefighters are fighting a huge fire at a block of 20 flats in Bedford which has been caused by a huge gas explosion. There are reports of two injuries, one potentially very serious.
The fire appears to have burnt through a large section of the roof and is a very serious incident which has obviously affected several flats within this three floor apartment block.
The fire service are advising any nearby residents to keep their doors and windows shut due to the volume of smoke in the area. I hope this is under control now and the injuries are not as bad as first feared.
I will watch the developments of this fire and update with any potential information about what caused the gas explosion and how the fire was able to spread to so many flats and the roof space so quickly.
Firefighters tackling 'inferno' after major gas explosion at block of flats (msn.com)