Shocking moment house explodes into fireball as crews rush to tackle blaze

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Watch: Moment house explodes into fireball as crews rush to tackle inferno

This is the terrifying moment an explosion turned a house into a fireball during a blaze on Easter Sunday.

Passers-by and motorists were left shocked after the blast at a property in Hull.

Luckily, no one was believed to have been at home at the time of the explosion and no injuries were reported.

The fire started on Sunday afternoon in the garage of the property at Hopwood Close and then spread to a wooden outbuilding and a fence before reaching the house.

In the video, motorists and pedestrians who have stopped to look at the fire are shocked when the explosion occurs.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said everyone in the house got out before its crews arrived on the scene.

The moment an explosion turned a house in Hull into a fireball. (Reach)
The moment an explosion turned a house in Hull into a fireball. (Reach)

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The occupants were alerted by the smoke alarms in their home.

The fire service said the blaze was caused by an electrical fault.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service told Yahoo News UK on Tuesday: "We received a call on 17 April at 3.37pm and were on the scene by 3.44pm.

"The fire started in the garage and spread to a wooden outbuilding, fence and then to the property.

"All occupants were evacuated and uninjured before the crew arrived, they had smoke alarms in the property and these activated.

"A fire investigation has resulted in the cause as accidental ignition due to an electrical fault."

On Sunday, Claire Tates, station manager for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We have had four fire engines here and we've also had the drone in attendance to check the rooftops for any fire spread.

The fire at a house in Hull caused smoke to engulf a residential street. (Reach)
The fire at a house in Hull caused smoke to engulf a residential street. (Reach)

"We've now got fire investigation officers here who are on the scene with the police and are working also in collaboration with the council to resolve this incident."

After the blaze broke out, the fire service advised local residents to keep their windows shut because of the smoke.

One neighbour near the property that went on fire said she threw her pets out of a window into her garden just before the explosion, as smoke engulfed the street.

Ellie Bell, 23, got her cats and dogs out of her house before returning to save her gerbils, which she threw out the window. All of the pets survived.

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