Street cordoned off following reports of smoke coming from a pavement in Chester

31/03/2018 - 14:06

Brook Street, Chester

One fire engine attended from Chester and one from Powey Lane

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from the pavement and a strong gas smell on Brook Street in Chester.

Local residents and businesses were evacuated as a precaution nearby and officers from Chester closed the road while a cordon was put in place.

Crews from Chester and Powey Lane believed the smoke to be coming from an underground electrical cable fire and a potential gas leak. A cover jet was laid out by firefighters and Scottish Power along with Cadent Gas were called to the scene. It was confirmed no gas was leaking from the pavement and the incident has been handed over to police.

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Last updated: Sunday 01 April 2018