Hereford & Worcester

Evacuated Worcester residents back home after gas blaze

Southfield Street and East Street Junction Image copyright Google
Image caption People in the area were evacuated while the fire was brought under control

Thirty people were evacuated from their homes when a fire broke out at some roadworks.

Fire crews said they were called to the junction of Southfield Street and East Street, in Worcester, at around 23:25 BST on Friday.

They said the fire had spread to a nearby gas main and three crews worked to control the blaze.

West Mercia Police said the fire was controlled at 07:30 and no-one was hurt. The residents have returned home.

Police said the cause of the fire was "not suspicious".

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