Police cordon around block of flats after gas leak

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police - Credit: Archant

A cordon was placed around a block of flats after a gas leak.

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to Chalk Close, Thetford, after residents reported smelling gas.

Two units from Thetford fire station arrived at the scene at 12.50pm on Wednesday, September 9 and gained entry to the property.

Police maintained a cordon around the home for public safety.

The ambulance service were on hand and treated two people for gas inhalation.

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police

Emergency services attended a gas leak in Chalk Close, Thetford. Picture: Breckland Police - Credit: Archant


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On Twitter Breckland Police said: "Thetford Team 3 have just attended Chalk Close, Thetford to reports of a gas leak in a block of flats.

"Assisted by Norfolk fire and East England Ambulance service, all occupants accounted for with two people treated for minor gas inhalation.

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"Remember to switch off the gas."

The fire crews then ventilated the building and left the scene at about 1.15pm.

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