Gas main fire outside Paignton house.

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(Last Updated On: July 24, 2014)

A house in Paignton was evacuated in the early hours of this morning after a gas main ruptured and caught fire.

Two Fire Engines from Paignton, were sent to a report of a fire outside a house in Laura  Grove.

On arrival crews confirmed this was a gas main that had ruptured outside and was on fire, and the urgent attendance of the gas board was required.

A further Fire Engine from Torquay was then sent.

Crews allowed the fire to burn, whilst awaiting arrival of the Gas Engineer.

Crews used a hose reel jet and main jet as cover.

The fire has now been extinguished and gas isolated by 6am .

There was damage to the render of the property

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