AN 'explosion' took place at a Corfe Mullen home on Tuesday night.

Fire crews from Wimborne and Poole attended a property in Diprose Road at 11pm where they discovered a blaze in an extension to the property had been put out.

The contents of the extension had been wrecked by fire.

At first it was thought the fire had been caused by discarded smoking materials but the owner of the property said fire investigators later believed the cause to be cleaning cloths that 'spontaneously combusted'.