TWO men have been hurt in an explosion at a house in Birmingham.

The suspected gas explosion happened at a house on Station Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham, this morning (Tuesday July 11).

Police, firefighters and medics rushed to the scene with the men treated for burns.

One man has been taken to the QE with potentially serious injuries, with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "On arrival, crews discovered two patients, both men.

“One of the men was treated for potentially serious injuries, but not believed to be life-threatening, before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance.

“The second man was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to the same hospital, also by land ambulance.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Fire Service said its crews responded to a "suspected gas explosion."

They said three crews responded from Hay Mills and Billesley fire stations and that "two men had left the building prior to our arrival and received treatment from fire crews and paramedics for burns."

All other people were accounted for and there were no other injuries reported.

Several neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution but residents have since been allowed to return to their homes.

Fire Investigation Officers are now in attendance.