Gas fear families evacuated from Houghton homes return
Families on Wearside have returned to their homes after 32 hours, following fears of a gas explosion.
An exclusion zone was set up around Byron Terrace, Houghton-le-Spring, after a fire in a shed containing a gas cylinder.
Those evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday morning spent the night in a nearby sports hall.
Experts were called in to remove the gas cylinder and people returned to their homes on Thursday.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.