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New Mills residents evacuated after explosion

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service are dealing with a 'serious incident' on Ollersett Avenue, New Mills.

An evacuation is currently underway in New Mills due to a house explosion that took place early this morning on Ollersett Avenue.

The explosion, that is still being investigated by emergency services, and has resulted in the roof of a house being blown off, which has resulted in 12 properties in the area surrounding Ollersett Avenue being evacuated by local emergency services. One man has also been airlifted to hospital by paramedics on scene.

Currently, New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Buxton emergency services are attending the scene, with residents having been asked to evacuate from the area and asked to attend the New Mills Leisure Centre to register that they have been evacuated from the site safely.

One resident from the locality said, "My partner works as a window cleaner and was working near the street when he heard a really loud bang explosion, he turned to see smoke and dust everywhere as he felt a shock wave from the explosion, then he saw the emergency services attend." 

Residents from outside the immediate area have been asked to avoid the area and to keep all windows and doors shut as a precautionary measure.

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