11 houses evacuated in Bethesda gas alert


Firefighters have evacuated 11 houses in Bethesda, Gwynedd, after a gas alert when a lorry caught fire and the flames spread to a car.

The car was parked in a driveway on Bangor Road. Some diesel also spilled and a strong gas smell was reported in the incident at 0800 BST on Tuesday.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire engines after receiving a 999 call.

Environment Agency officials were also there to deal with the diesel spill.

Wales and West Utilities also attended to deal with the gas smell.

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