Terrified kids woken by huge car explosion which shook Sheffield homesÂ

Children were left '˜terrified' after a car exploded outside a house in Sheffield.Â

Monday, 3rd September 2018, 14:02 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 14:06 pm
Car exploding outside Sheffield home - Credit: @JBPara999

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. 

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!'

South Yorkshire Police has been contacted for a response.