Homes evacuated after gas box leak

Residents in a Suffolk village have been evacuated following a gas box leak at a property.

Firefighters were called to a home in Forest Road in Onehouse at 7.52pm this evening.

One fire engine from Stowmarket attended and on arrival crews discovered that a mains gas box has been dislodged and was leaking in the private drive of a bungalow.

As a result of the incident Main Road was closed to traffic and a number of residents were evacuated from their homes.

A 100 metre cordon was also put up as a precaution.

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A spokesperson for Suffolk Fire Service said: “Crews used one foam branch and one dry powder extinguisher to deal with the incident.

“All residents were evacuated beyond a 100 metre cordon. An engineer from Transco is also attendance.”

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