Derby

Buxton gas main ruptures shoots flames through the air

Buxton gas fire Image copyright Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption A 50m cordon was put in place around the blaze in Buxton.

Flames leapt several feet into the air when a gas main ruptured in a town centre, police have said.

Emergency services put a 50m cordon in place and closed a busy road through Buxton following the blaze at about 00:20 GMT.

Derbyshire Police said they believe a gas pipe had ruptured in a wooded area off Charles Street.

Some railway services were cancelled as part of the line passes near the site of the fire.

Footage of the blaze has been uploaded to YouTube.

A police spokesman said Charles Street remains closed at its junction with Bridge Street and an Aldi supermarket has been closed for the day.

No-one has been injured and there is thought to be no risk to other nearby properties.

Image copyright kendohmassif
Image caption Footage of the fire was uploaded to YouTube

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