A MAN suffered minor burns after an explosion at a house in Croft.

Firefighters were called at 3pm yesterday, Friday, to Heath Lane.

A spokesman added: “On arrival crews discovered that there had been an explosion in the kitchen and that all persons were accounted for.

“They also discovered that a man had been injured.

“The area was cordoned off as firefighters worked at the scene.”

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet.

A spokesman confirmed the injured man had been taken to hospital with minor burns.

Firefighters were at the scene for around two hours and 40 minutes.

A joint fire and police investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire.