Castleford flats explosion causes 'significant' damage

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About 25 firefighters were called to the explosion on Bryan Close in Castleford

An explosion and fire at a block of flats in a West Yorkshire town has caused "significant damage", according to the fire service.

About 25 firefighters were called to a property on Bryan Close in Castleford just after 13:30 BST, said West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Several properties were evacuated and one firefighter was taken to hospital as a precaution, the fire service said.

Dampening down is continuing and an investigation is under way, it added.

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