Residents evacuated after 'small explosion' in block of flats in Northamptonshire

The fire happened in Greenhill Court, Ryehill Close, Long Buckby
The fire happened in Greenhill Court, Ryehill Close, Long Buckby

Twenty-five people were evacuated from their homes after a "small explosion" in a block of flats in Northamptonshire.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon in Long Buckby.

"Firefighters went to the scene of a small explosion in a block of flats in Long Buckby. Emergency crews from Daventry and The Mounts were called to Greenhill Court, Ryehill Close, Long Buckby at just after 4.50pm on Wednesday, August 28," a spokesperson said.

"The explosion, in a kitchen in one of the first-floor flats, caused some damage to windows and masonry and all 25 flats in the immediate area were evacuated as a safety precaution. Northamptonshire Police also assisted with the incident.

"Nobody was injured as a result of the explosion which is now under investigation," the spokesperson said.