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Kingsland Road gas explosion fire leaves man in hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:53 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 23 July 2018

The fire in Kingsland Road. Picture: Rashaad Subratie

The fire in Kingsland Road. Picture: Rashaad Subratie

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A gas explosion outside a block of homes in Kingsland Road caused a blaze that left one man in hospital.

Fire crews were called at 11.39am on Saturday to reports of a “fractured gas main” not far from St Leonard’s Hospital.

One man was treated by medics and taken to hospital and four others were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.

The fire was eventually brought under control by 5.45pm.

Witness Rashaad Subratie said the fire was huge and dozens of people stopped to watch on as firefighters tackled it.

“There was lots of smoke and remnants of your typical gas smell too,” he told the Gazette.

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