Gas leak in Blackburn town centre leads to evacuations and road closures
Part of Blackburn town centre has been cordoned off after a gas leak
At 10:49am today (Saturday), two fire engines from Blackburn attended an incident on Richmond Terrace.
The fire involved an electrical cable under the pavement which was extinguished by fire service personnel.
A small number of homes around the area were evacuated initially while Cadent Gas investigated.
The danger area has now been extended.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Cadent Gas have confirmed there is a mains gas leak which has been temporarily repaired whilst Electricity North West repair the electrical cables.
"The cordon around the incident has been extended by 100m whilst repairs take place."