Homes evacuated due to fire in gas main

Homes and an industrial estate in Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton are being evacuated due to a fire in a gas main.

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Emergency services attend gas leak

Dozens of homes and businesses had to be evacuated earlier today after a fire in a gas main on the main road at Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton.

Police set up a 250 metre exclusion zone around the blaze, on the B3227 to Wiveliscombe.

It's understood it started in an area where roadworks were taking place. The area has now returned to normal. Peter Frearson is from Wales & West Utilities:-

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Homes evacuated due to fire in gas main

Homes have been evacuated following a fire in a gas main on the main road at Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton.

Police have set up a 250 metre exclusion zone around the blaze which is on the B3227 to Wiveliscombe.

It is understood the blaze started in an area where roadworks were taking place. There are no reports of anyone being hurt.

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