A suspected gas explosion has injured four people in Earlsfield, London.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to the scene at Garratt Lane in Earlsfield, as a result of the explosion which occured at approximately 7:25 am this morning.



Sergeant John Nicolaou from South West Basic Command Unit said: "We now know four people have been injured as a result of what is believed to be a gas explosion. Three of those were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

"An elderly man has been taken to hospital for treatment. The Health and Safety Executive will be informed in due course and the Gas Board are at the scene now.

"They will be investigating the cause of the gas explosion which is believed to have taken place on the ground floor.

"All emergency services continue to work together at the scene along with the local authority."

The London Fire Brigade has confirmed that the cause of the explosion is not known at this stage.