Leeds & West Yorkshire

Gas fire road reopens in Leeds

A road in Leeds which was closed because of a large gas mains fire in Beeston, has reopened.

The fire in Dewsbury Road, Beeston, which started on Friday afternoon, has now been extinguished. Utility company workers remained at the site.

Police had warned the ring road at Beeston Park would be closed both ways between the A653 Dewsbury Road and Park Wood Road for much of the weekend.

Six homes were evacuated as a precaution.The road reopened on Sunday.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service used two "water curtains" to protect nearby property from the heat of the flames.

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