Crombie homes evacuated as A985 crash causes gas leak

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More than 20 people were removed from their homes in Fife after a road accident caused a gas leak.

A van struck a gas installation by the side of the A985 in Crombie at about 18:00 on Monday.

The road was closed for three hours, with nearby householders urged to stay in the local community centre as a precaution.

Fife Constabulary said there were no injuries as a result of the leak and engineers had stopped the flow of gas.

Insp Jim McCluskey said: "I would like to thank the local people of Crombie for their co-operation and forbearance.

"By their quiet and ready acceptance of our advice, we were able to evacuate the immediate area quickly and effectively with no panic."

The A985 has re-opened following the incident.

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