Explosion and large fire in west London

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with burns after an explosion and large fire occured at flats in west London.

The woman was rescued by two men who suffered from the effects of breathing in smoke after the explosion and fire in the ground floor flat in Chiswick in west London just after 3pm.

Firefighter evacuated 40 residents from the three floore property and after the fire was brought under control a structural engineer was brought in to inspect the damage.