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UPDATE: Major incident, Kingsbridge

Major incident

Residents return to their homes

The incident in Church Street, Kingsbridge, is no longer being treated as a major incident.

Its cause has been confirmed as an isolated low-voltage cable and was not gas-related. 

One person was treated for carbon monoxide inhalation at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Residents are being allowed to return to their homes.

Church Street closed

Police were contacted at 11:50am to reports of possible explosions from a suspected gas leak or electrical shortage coming from under the road in Church Street, Kingsbridge.

Church Street has been closed and around 25 people from properties in the area have been evacuated and temporary shelter is being arranged.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire, police and engineers from both gas and electric companies are on the scene.

The public are being asked to avoid the area.


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