Castleford explosion - VIDEO FOOTAGE

THIS is the frightening footage from a series of explosions in Castleford.

The footage shows firefighters had to flee for safety when the blasts occurred. The explosions and fire caused serious damage to six properties on Rhodes Street, Castleford.

The aftermath of the fire on Rhodes Street. Courtesy of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The aftermath of the fire on Rhodes Street. Courtesy of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Around 40 people were evacuated from their homes and two firefighters were injured in the incident, which happened at 1.30am on Thursday July 7.

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