Dog sparks Goldthorpe explosion

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A dog caused an explosion in a Goldthorpe home.

It is thought the pet perforated an aerosol can which leaked gas onto a sofa and was then ignited by heat from a lamp.

The can exploded, blowing out a downstairs bay window and setting fire to the sofa.

Firefighters from Dearne and Adwick stations were called to put out the blaze on Frederick Street on Saturday at around 6pm.

The occupiers weren’t in at the time, but 3 dogs and 3 cats were inside at the time.