This was the dramatic scene in a village near Corby this morning (Thursday) after a gas lorry caught fire.
Fire crews from Corby, Market Harborough and Oakham attended the A6003 Main Street in Caldecott, just over the border in Rutland, at about 7.30am.
A lorry believed to be carrying gas and asphalt caught fire and the road was cordoned off.
A Leicestershire Fire Service spokesman said the Environment Agency had also been called due to a leak.
One person who captured pictures of the blaze said the explosion shook houses in the village.