Manchester

Failsworth gas cylinder blast man suffers 'serious burns'

A 40-year-old man has suffered serious burns after a fire and explosion in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Fire Service said the man was found in a garage just after 19:30 GMT in Grimshaw Avenue, Failsworth.

Firefighters with breathing apparatus used a single hose reel to put out the fire which involved a gas cylinder

A fire service spokesman said it is investigating the fire which is believed to have started accidentally.

The man's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

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