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UPDATE: Police investigating suspected gas explosion in Sidcup maisonette

PUBLISHED: 15:33 31 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 31 January 2017

The scene of a suspected gas explosion in Amberley Court, Sidcup. Credit: @LondonFire

The scene of a suspected gas explosion in Amberley Court, Sidcup. Credit: @LondonFire

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The incident happened on Saturday

Residents in Amberley Court were evacuated on Saturday morning after a suspected explosionResidents in Amberley Court were evacuated on Saturday morning after a suspected explosion

Residents were evacuated from their homes at the weekend after a suspected gas explosion at a block of maisonettes.

Firefighters were called to four maisonettes in Amberley Court in Sidcup at around 10.50am on Saturday to reports of a fire.

Before arriving, one man had managed to leave the property. Crews then evacuated a further five people, four adults and a child, from neighbouring homes and isolated the gas supply.

Paramedics were also called to the scene to treat one casualty with minor injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: ““We sent multiple resources to the scene, including a paramedic in a car, an ambulance crew and our hazardous area response team.

Met Police confirmed they are investigating the cause of the fire, but it is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Crews from Sidcup, Bexley, Orpington and Eltham were all called to the scene, leaving by 12.15pm.

Did you see what happened? Give us a call on 01233 653479 or email our newsdesk at luke.may@archant.co.uk

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