Time of Incident: 29/03/2023 - 18:29
Location: Chester Market, Exchange Square, Chester.
Attendance: Two fire engines from Chester and one fire engine from Powey Lane
Emergency services were called following a small gas explosion at a commercial premises within Chester Market.
Three casualties sustained serious burn injuries and were taken to hospital in the care of paramedics.
A cordon was put in place and surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution.
Update - 19:30
Emergency services are still in attendance whilst the incident is being managed. Engineers have isolated electricity and gas to the area.
Update - 20:15
Three appliances remain at the scene of the incident. Crews are currently awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.
Update - 7:30 (30/3/23)
The number of fire engines at the scene was reduced to two shortly after 9:21pm last night. All crews left the scene having been in attendance for approximately 5 hours.