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House destroyed by explosion in Ryhope
written by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 11th August 2017 at 13:32

At around 8.50am today, emergency services were called to an address Rosslyn Avenue, Sunderland following a report of an explosion. Two houses have been affected by the incident. Northumbria officers along with North East Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance and Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade attended the scene. There is currently a 30m cordon in place with the road closed and people are being asked to avoid the area. Residents of Rosslyn Avenue have been evacuated for their safety. One woman has been taken to the RVI, her condition is described as serious but stable. All other residents affected are now safe and have been accounted for. The former library on Black Road has been opened for evacuated residents. TWFRS assets deployed at the scene include the USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) team and Spencer, the fire rescue dog. Police can confirm that this incident has no link to terrorism activity and an investigation into the circumstances of the explosion will begin in due course.
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