South Scotland

Dumfries flats evacuated after fire and gas leak

A block of flats in Dumfries had to be evacuated following a fire which caused a gas leak outside.

Police and fire services were called to Golf Avenue at about 23:00 on Thursday.

Residents were moved to Summerhill Community Centre as a precaution but were later allowed home. No-one was injured.

The cause of the fire has not yet been established but anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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