Terrified kids woken by huge car explosion which shook Sheffield homes 

Car exploding outside Sheffield home - Credit: @JBPara999
Car exploding outside Sheffield home - Credit: @JBPara999

Children were left ‘terrified’ after a car exploded outside a house in Sheffield. 

Frightened residents on Hazlebarrow Crescent were woken by a loud bang on Friday, August 31, at about 11pm. 

After rushing out of their homes, residents saw a car still alight after ‘exploding’ seconds earlier. 

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Residents on the street said that the explosion left their homes shaking and set off a number of house alarms. 

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A paramedic who lives on the street tweeted: “Woken up to a car exploding outside my house, thankfully no one hurt (no one wants to be helped by a #Paramedic in his PJs anyway) very fast response from @SYFR and @syptweet - thank you!

“Unsure if deliberate yet but if it is - very uncool, lots of scared children!”

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South Yorkshire Police has been contacted for a response.