Emergency services were called to the semi detached bungalow on The Crescent at Tingley aroung 09:30Hrs this morning (28/05/2014). This was to a report of a house fire resulting from an explosion at the property.
|View of the substantial damage caused|
Neighbours heard a huge explosion and saw 10ft-high flames lapping the roof at around 9.30am today. An eyewitness at the scene saw fire crews leading a man out of the house.
|Ambulance HART teams stand by|
The male casualty was suffering from smoke inhalation and also burns to his arms and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Fire Police and Ambulance crews responded quickly to the incident.
|Plan of action being decided|
Fire crews from Morley, Rothwell, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Technical Rescue Unit and the timber support unit from Cleckheaton with the aerial appliance from Wakefield.
|TRU crews from Cleckheaton attempt to shore the building|
The rescued male has been since been arrested on suspicion of arson.
Detective inspector Sean Duggan, of Leeds CID, said: “A house fire at a property in Tingley, is now being treated as arson and an investigation has been launched by West Yorkshire Police.
|Fire crews from the TRU use equipment to secure the external side wall of the bungalow|