Residents evacuated from homes following fire and gas leak in York

Darlington and Stockton Times: Residents had to be evacuated from their homes on a York residential street following a fire and gas leak Residents had to be evacuated from their homes on a York residential street following a fire and gas leak

RESIDENTS have been evacuated from their homes following a gas leak in a in York.  Fire crews from York and Acomb were called to deal with a blaze at a home on Philadelphia Terrace, in the South Bank area at about 10.45am this morning (Friday, December 13).

A man in his 60s was rescued by firefighters from his burning home after he climbed on to the top of a bay window. He was taken to York Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

It is believed the fire involved a gas leak and some residents on the street were evacuated following fears of a gas explosion.

Police cordoned the road off and gas engineers were called to the scene to make the supply safe.

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