A gas explosion has torn through a house on Abbey Hey Lane in Manchester and left the whole road "shaking". One man was injured in the incident, which happened at the two-storey house shortly before 10am on Monday (20 June) and left the property partially destroyed.
Firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have cordoned off the street, in Gorton, northern Manchester, and ambulances are at the scene.
Nearby homes were left shaking and neighbours' windows were smashed from the force of the explosion.
Emergency services have entered the remains of the house and are working to secure the scene. A spokesman for GMFRS said: "There has been a gas explosion. We are using trauma gear to get into the building. A primary search has not started yet because it is unsafe.
"Firefighters were sent to the scene on Abbey Hey Lane, Manchester, at 10.07am on Monday20 June. There has been a gas explosion and fire, and crews requested a dangerous buildings inspector due to part of the building collapsing.
"There are four fire engines, an aerial appliance and a number of specialist rescue units on the scene. Firefighters have contained the fire to the ground floor of the house. One man has been injured."