Fire service probe suspected explosion at Norwich workshop

The premises with blown out windows in Pitt Street from a suspected explosion. Picture: DENISE BRADL

The premises with blown out windows in Pitt Street from a suspected explosion. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

A suspected explosion at a car workshop is being investigated by the fire service.

The premises in Pitt Street where there was a suspected explosion. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The premises in Pitt Street where there was a suspected explosion. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Three fire appliances attended a premises in Pitt Street, Norwich, at around 3pm yesterday.

It is understood that there was a minor explosion with some windows shattered by the blast, and a section of pavement near the windows cordoned off.

The cause of the explosion is not known, and nobody was hurt in the incident.

It happened at a car mechanic workshop near the St Crispins roundabout, with other businesses in the vicinity including a car wash.

A police forensics van was at the scene yesterday, and fire investigators were also working to establish the cause of the incident.