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Grangemouth homes evacuated after gas scare

Emergency services were called to the scene this morning (Pictujre: Michael Gillen)

Emergency services were called to the scene this morning (Pictujre: Michael Gillen)

 

A fractured gas main saw homes in Grangemouth evacuated this morning.

Fire crews were called out to the leak in Glensburgh Road at about 10.20 a.m.

An exclusion zone was put place and around 25 premises close to the incident were evacuated as a precaution.

A fire service spokesman said: “The incident commander immediately requested a 100m exclusion zone to ensure the safety of the public with the assistance of Police Scotland colleagues.

“Evacuation of surrounding premises has also been undertaken as a precautionary measure.

“At the same time one large water curtain spray and one large firefighting jet were set up to assist in the dispersal of the escaping gas.”

The A905 and the slip road from the M9 were closed for several hours but have since reopened.

 

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