Dog sparks explosion in Barnsley by damaging aerosol can

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A bay window was blown out of a house in Goldthorpe when aerosol fumes caught fire.

It is thought a dog in the house on Frederick Street perforated the can, causing gases to leak.

Firefighters believe the fumes were then ignited by heat from a lamp.

A South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spokesman said: “The can exploded, blowing out a downstairs bay window and setting fire to the sofa.

“The occupiers weren’t in at the time, but three dogs and three cats were.”