Ashford homes evacuated as front of house blown off in huge gas explosion – woman trapped

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Residents were reported to have heard a loud bang in Willesborough in Ashford earlier this morning. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they are at the scene of a house fire following a reported explosion in Mill View. Four fire engines have been sent.

One person wrote on Twitter: “Huge gas explosion on my road, front of the house is completely gone.”

Another added: “Two people rescued after gas explosion and fire at property, woman trapped in next house over on Mill View in Willesborough.”

Kent Fire and Rescue said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a house fire following a reported explosion in Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford. 
 
“Four fire engines are in attendance. 



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