Incredible photos show how gas blast ripped walls off farmhouse – and the owner only survived because she was out walking her dogs
A huge gas explosion ripped through farmhouse in Lincolnshire, tearing down back wall and blowing out windows
Sarah House, who lives in the home, miraculously survived because she was out walking her dogs at the time
Her father has owned the property for more than half a century and said it would have to be knocked down
A bath tub can be seen teetering over the edge of what was once the upstairs bathroom at Bleak House Farm
A woman amazingly survived a huge gas explosion that ripped through her farmhouse – because she was out walking her dogs at the time.
Sarah House and her pets cheated death by going for a stroll shortly before the detached property exploded yesterday afternoon, leaving a scene of destruction.
Fire crews were called after a tremendous blast was heard, blowing the back wall and windows out and causing substantial damage to the roof.
A bath tub can be seen teetering over the edge of what was once the upstairs bathroom after the explosion, which miraculously injured no one.
The explosion is believed to have happened in the kitchen of the poultry farm – called Bleak House – which had a propane-fed gas supply.
Her father George House, 86, has owned the home for more than half a century and said his daughter was too distraught to talk about the blast
He said: ‘I have had the house for 53 years and it looks like it will have to be flattened. Due to it being a bank holiday there is nothing we can do with it at the moment.
‘My daughter lives in the house and she was out walking the dogs at the time. She lives there alone and it was really lucky that she wasn’t there.
‘She is too upset to talk about it.’ read more