Leicester

Homes evacuated in Asfordby gas main fire

Several homes were evacuated after a gas main caught fire outside a house in Leicestershire.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Riverside Walk in Asfordby at about 12:25 BST.

The fire spread to the house and a caravan. Two fire engines from Melton were at the scene on Wednesday afternoon.

Homes with 100m of the fire were evacuated and surrounding roads were closed.

No-one is thought to have been injured.

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