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Residents evacuated after Plaistow gas scare

PUBLISHED: 15:12 25 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:05 25 August 2015

Residents were evacuated yesterday after reports of a strong smell of gas

Residents were evacuated yesterday after reports of a strong smell of gas

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Residents were evacuated from their homes after a gas scare yesterday afternoon.

London Fire Brigade was called shortly before 12.30pm after concerns were made about the safety of an individual. Firefighters attended a property in Olive Road in Plaistow with police officers and an ambulance crew.

After reports of a strong smell of gas at the location, neighbouring residents were evacuated from their properties until the area was made safe by British Gas and the London Fire Brigade.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that residents were allowed back to their homes after approximately an hour.


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