A North East Ambulance Service spokeswoman said one casualty suffering burns had been taken to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary in a serious but stable condition.
Northumberland Police and the ambulance service were called to the Rosslyn Avenue scene, in Ryhope, around 8.50am.
Northern Gas Networks engineers were also on site.
Sarah Harding Opens Up About Cheryl On Celebrity Big Brother
Jemma's now entertaining reality TV fans in the CBB house, but her ex-girlfriend Chantelle Connelly isn't expecting her to win . Jemma reacted: "Now the pretty girl comes out with the naughty words, I thought you were a little sweet innocent girl".
Harford County Public Library Celebrates Solar Eclipse
The American Astronomical Society is warning people about a glut of counterfeit eclipse glasses for sale online. You can get your own pair of eclipse safe-viewing glasses at the planetarium weekdays from 7:30 a.m.to 4 p.m.
Korea releases jailed Canadian pastor: official media
Lim's family had stepped up calls for his release since the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier in June. President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the country would be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the United Sates.
The emergency services said they were unable to give further details, including whether anyone was trapped in the rubble.
Neighbour Tracey Pounder, 51, said: "I heard an almighty bang".
Officers have also attempted to re-assure the public by saying "There is nothing to indicate at this time that this incident is linked to terrorism".
NHS Head Chef Jacqueline, who lives around the corner from Susan, said: "I was walking up the stairs and I said to my daughter have you dropped my iPad?"
A woman using the name Lauren x on Twitter said it sounded "like a bomb has exploded in ryhope; house literally shook".
'Half of the semi has gone and next door is wrecked.
Sharpe slams ARU for Force decision
The Force have the support of billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest who just last week launched a stinging attack on the ARU . The Force responded to the news on Friday afternoon, declaring they would explore whatever means possible to remain Super Rugby .
Yemen: smuggler pushes migrants into sea, 50 dead
The IOM says about 55,000 migrants have left Horn of Africa nations for Yemen since January, with most from Somalia and Ethiopia . The migrants usually make the unsafe journey across the Mediterranean Sea with smugglers, who sometimes overcrowd the boats.
Auto plunges 7 stories through barrier of parking lot
Bowmer said that the fact two incidents occurred at that garage makes her worry about the safety of all parking garages in Austin. The woman driving the BMW mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the vehicle flying off the roof deck, according to police.
So you're planning to travel to see the total eclipse? Uh oh
On property along the Nantahala River, Mainspring will provide restrooms, yard games, eclipse-viewing glasses and water. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the continental USA was about 40 years ago, on February 26, 1979.