South West Wales

Fishguard gas leak scare: People return home after no leak found

People have been allowed to return to their homes after emergency services evacuated properties in Fishguard following reports of a gas leak.

The fire service had reports of smoke coming from a manhole cover in the road in West Street on Friday at 09:29 BST.

People from homes and businesses were moved outside a cordon, along with children from a local school.

Wales & West Utilities later confirmed there was no gas leak but the road is closed while investigations continue.

A spokesperson for the firm said: "Wales & West Utilities has now completed its comprehensive checks of the gas supply in West Street, Fishguard and we can confirm that the incident is not gas related.

"The matter is now in the hands of Western Power Distribution."

Fishguard leisure centre was used as an evacuation centre where staff from Ysgol Glannau Gwaun remain with a small number of children who are awaiting collection by family members.

Pembrokeshire council said the leisure centre will provide food on Friday afternoon for people whose properties are without power following the incident.

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