Fire involving external gas supply pipe of house in Withnell

Date: 30/12/2018

Time: 18:55:00

Address: Withnell Fold, Withnell

Incident Number: 1812008542

Two fire engines and crews, from Bamber Bridge and Chorley, were assigned to an incident at which gas had escaped from an external gas supply pipe to a house on Withnell Fold and had ignited. Firefighters used a water spray to suppress the fire and disperse the gas until a gas company engineer was able to shut down the supply. Occupants of houses in the vicinity were evacuated for a while as a precaution. There were no casualties.