Emergency services tackle gas main blaze

Gas main on fire in Victoria Street, Lytham. Picture: Chris Hicks

Gas main on fire in Victoria Street, Lytham. Picture: Chris Hicks

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Emergency services were called after a gas main caught fire.

Police and fire crews went to Victoria Street in Lytham on Saturday evening, after reports a gas main had set alight.

Inspector Grant Smith said repairs were being carried out when a gas main was ruptured.

He said firefighters attended to tackle the blaze, which broke out about 8pm, and homes were not being evacuated.

A police cordon was put up between Freckleton Street and Preston Road.

Nobody was injured.

A message on Twitter from Electricity North West said: “u/grd cable fault has damaged gas supply which is alight, will be onsite asap, supply removed for 4hrs.”