Explosion at Stevenage Wetherspoon pub

NO-ONE was hurt despite a boiler exploding and catching fire during a busy Friday night at a pub.

Emergency services were called to Wetherspoon’s The Standing Order in Stevenage High Street shortly before 9.40pm after a boiler on the first floor was ablaze.

The fire started after the boiler exploded, with a problem with the gas supply believed to be the cause.

The blaze was out by 10.05pm and the gas supply was made safe by engineers.

Five people were assessed by paramedics but no-one required hospital treatment.

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