Two workmen were hurt after a blaze ripped through a home in Stourport.
Neighbours heard a loud bang as the force of the fire blew out some of its downstairs windows. The homeowner, a woman in her 60s, was in the back garden at the time of yesterday afternoon’s incident but was unhurt. Around 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at the house in Erneley Close.
The workmen had managed to get out and received treatment for smoke inhalation.
West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman John Hawker said one man was treated for burns. Both were transferred to Worcester Royal Hospital.
Crews from Kidderminster, Stourport and Bloxwich fire stations were sent to tackle the blaze at 3.10pm.
And two neighbouring houses were evacuated.
Neighbour Colin Griffiths said: “We are pleased no-one was more seriously hurt.”
Fire investigation teams were at the scene today.