Featherstone shop destroyed after cylinder explosion

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A Featherstone shop burst into flames after a cylinder explosion on Saturday afternoon.

Fire crews from Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton were called to Green Lane Convenience Store at around 2.20pm.

A fire service spokeswoman said an acetylene cylinder exploded leaving the shop destroyed.

She added firefighters spent about four hours at the scene to prevent the blaze from spreading.

No-one was injured in the incident and enquiries as to the cause of the fire remain ongoing.