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Firefighters called to gas leak and sink hole in Kilburn

Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to a gas leak on Malvern Road in West Kilburn yesterday afternoon, 4 Jan.

A 24-inch gas main ruptured. Fire crews also discovered a nearby burst water main which caused a sink hole measuring around 4 metres in diameter and 4 metres deep. The Brigade confirmed that around 50 properties were evacuated and a 25-metre cordon was put in place. Around 120 people were moved to a local rest centre. Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries.

Station Commander Tom Sharp, who was at the scene, said: “Crews worked closely with emergency services to carry out evacuations of the local area. There was a strong smell of gas and we encouraged people to keep their windows and doors closed.

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“Multi-agency service partners are continuing to work to make the scene safe and will be on scene through the night.”

The incident was over for fire crews shortly after 4:00am.

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