Devon

Totnes residents evacuated after explosion

Fire service
Image caption Residents were evacuated after the explosion in Bridgetown Hill in Totnes

Several homes have been evacuated following an explosion thought to have been caused by an electrical fault.

The blast at Bridge House in Totnes, Devon, affected the power supply for the area but police said no-one appeared to have been injured.

Residents from about 22 properties were moved from their homes.

Residents Hazel and Steve Benkel said emergency services were "taking every precaution" in asking people in the area to move.

Image caption Totnes residents Hazel and Steve Benkel said emergency services were "taking every precaution"
Image caption Firefighters and police officers were on the scene of the explosion

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