A CASUALTY was taken to hospital after a wood burner exploded at a house in Newport tonight.

Fire crews were called to the two-storey terraced house on Malpas Road at 7.08pm.

Two engines were sent to the scene, but crews reported no fire in the house.

A casualty was taken to hospital as a precaution after being seen by paramedics, a spokeswoman for South Wales Fire Service said.