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Local residents reported hearing a loud explosion at around 10pm in the West Yorkshire town.
The blast was purportedly heard across Earlsheaton, Shawcross, Mount Pleasant, Staincliffe and Soothill.
Local residents told YorkshireLive that they heard a loud explosion and saw a bright light.
One person said: "Big huge explosion noise around 10pm heard in Earlsheaton.
Another added: "Was really loud in chick. shook my house."
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A third local said: "I heard it in Mount pleasant and a big flash of light."
West Yorkshire Police are yet to make a statement about the explosion.
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