24/08/2012

Homes Evacuated After Gas Explosion

Up to 100 homes have been evacuated after a factory fire caused a gas explosion.

The fire broke out at the industrial site in the Radcliffe area of Greater Manchester at around 21.45 pm on Thursday night.

Fire crews were called to the scene as the flames began to spread.

A gas mains pipe in one of the properties exploded which forced workers to evacuate properties close by as a precaution.

No injuries were reported.

National Grid workers are helping fire fighters to isolate the gas pipe.

Gas cylinders have also been removed from the scene.

(CD)


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