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Major incident declared after suspected gas explosion in Lancashire | UK News

A major incident has been declared after a suspected gas explosion in a residential area of ​​Heysham, Lancashire.

Firefighters have been called to a row of townhouses on Mallowdale Avenue in the early hours of Sunday and are looking for a collapsed property.

Lancashire Police said: ‘We are currently at the scene of a suspected gas explosion on Littledale Avenue, Heysham.

“A security cordon has been put in place and neighboring residents have been evacuated. We ask people to avoid the entire area as we deal with this ongoing incident.”

The Northwest Ambulance Service tweeted that it had dispatched units to the scene, with a priority “ensuring people get the medical help they need as quickly as possible.”

No information on injuries was immediately available.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 03:42:00