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Farmhouse 'unsafe' after Malham explosion
12:07pm Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
A Malham farmhouse has been declared unsafe after a propane gas cylinder exploded in the kitchen on Saturday morning.
Two occupants - a man and a woman - were treated at the scene for shock, but were otherwise unhurt, said a spokesman for the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
It is believed that an electrical fault caused a fire in the washing machine, which in turn melted a rubber pipe on the cylinder, making it explode.
“The fire caused light smoke damage and damaged an oak beam in the kitchen, but the explosion made the house structurally unsafe,” said the spokesman.