Kingsland Road gas explosion fire leaves man in hospital

The fire in Kingsland Road. Picture: Rashaad Subratie

The fire in Kingsland Road. Picture: Rashaad Subratie - Credit: Archant

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.

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

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