The air ambulance, ambulance, police and fire services have scrambled to the scene in East Grove in the Nottinghamshire town. A green screen has been installed outside the property to prevent members of the public from looking inside. Locals reported seeing three paramedic cars, three police cars and two fire engines.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We’re currently in attendance following reports of a gas explosion in Bingham.
“Emergency services were called to an address in East Grove this morning.
“We have secured the scene and are working with partners to establish the cause of what occurred.”
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Fire service said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue were notified by police of reports of a gas explosion.
“Fire crews from Bingham and Newark have attended a domestic property in East Grove, Bingham, after receiving a call at 8.20am this morning.
“Crews are working alongside partners to determine the cause of what happened.”
Nigel Starbuck, 70, of Bingham, said to Nottinghamshire Live: “First off I was around here, there was a congregation around the house.
“I went away and then the authorities were there. The fire engine and everybody was in action in a very clandestine way.”
Despite the explosion, there is no visible damage to the first floor flat and people have been taken out to the flat below.
Nottingham Fire and Rescue have since tweeted: “Crews from #Bingham and #Newark were called to an address on #EastGrove, #Bingham this morning following reports of a gas explosion but have since left the scene. We are working alongside partners to establish the cause of what occurred.”