Emergency services have been at the scene overnight.
Five people have been taken to hospital after a suspected gas explosion in Batley.
Emergency services were called to the junction of Hick Lane and Bradford Road at 6.47pm last night to reports of a loud noise.
It's not thought that anyone has suffered life threatening injuries.
Below is the scene in Batley today where roads surrounding the area remain closed.
The bomb squad are also in attendance.
Following an explosion in Batley earlier tonight we have worked with emergency services @YorkshireAirAmb @WestYorksPolice and @WYFRS at the scene. Five patients have been transported to hospital for treatment.— Yorkshire Ambulance (@YorksAmbulance) February 6, 2019
Chief Inspector Wayne Horner of West Yorkshire Police said:
“I understand that this will have caused concern amongst the community; residents can be reassured that Police along with our partners from the other emergency services are on scene dealing with the incident.”
The incident was initially attended by 10 fire engines however this was reduced to five.
Firefighters were at the scene overnight and there are some concerns over the structural stability of the building.
Road closures remain in place and people are being told to avoid the area.
Sam Macintyre posted a video of the scene on Twitter:
Walking up the road in Batley and a bloody explosion went off! Hope everyone is ok pic.twitter.com/h8HUElwCaS— Sam Macintyre (@SamMarmozets) February 6, 2019
The Mayor of Kirklees tweeted to say her thoughts are with everyone affected:
Batley & Spen MP Tracy Brabin tweeted:
Police have released the following statement regarding a suspected gas explosion in Batley. My thoughts are with those who have been injured in the incident. I will share any further updates from our emergency services as I receive them. https://t.co/RSMAWon1bb— Tracy Brabin MP (@TracyBrabin) February 6, 2019
The MP also tweeted her thanks to the emergency services dealing with the incident.
Investigations are continuing into the cause of the explosion.