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Wheelie bin fire damages gas pipe - residents evacuated

Danbury Vale, Danbury
30/07/2017 @ 02:43
Incident Number: 59909
In attendance: 1 x Chelmsford


Firefighters were called to a fire at a property in Danbury, Chelmsford.

When they arrived they found a wheelie bin had caught alight and the fire had spread to the side of a house and had damaged an external gas pipe. The affected, and adjacent properties, were temporarily evacuated as a precaution, until the Gas Board could attend at stop the leak.

The fire was found to have started in the wheelie bin by ashes which were not cooled sufficiently.

Firefighters clear smoke from the property and left at 5am.

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