WATCH: Dramatic Blackpool gas explosion and rescue operation captured by CCTV

This is the dramatic moment a three-storey house was obliterated in a gas explosion.

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CCTV footage has captured the dramatic moment

CCTV footage has captured the dramatic moment

The CCTV footage, obtained exclusively by The Gazette, shows the exact moment The Castleford, a former guest house in Charles Street, was engulfed by a fireball – as well as the efforts made to rescue resident Pauline Citterio from underneath a huge heap of bricks.

The 72-year-old remained in Royal Preston Hospital yesterday, in a critical but stable condition.

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