GV of the scene at 27 Rylands Drive in Penn, Wolverhampton, where man has died after a major blaze broke out following a huge explosion at a detached family home. See NTI story NTIBLAST. Eighteen firefighters along with an air ambulance and police rushed to the property on Rylands Drive in Penn, Wolverhampton at 3.15pm yesterday, January 5, 2016. The blast occurred within a mile of Penn Road – where a massive gas explosion completely destroyed a pensioner’s home last Monday (28/12). It is unclear whether all occupants of the house have been accounted for but West Midlands Fire Service confirmed there had been at least one fatality.