Major gas leak at Axminster

11:30 22 November 2012

Axminster fire station

Axminster fire station

Archant

Fire crews called after main is accidentally drilled through at Kirby Close

Firefighters were called to an Axminster housing estate today (Thursday) after reports that workmen had accidentally drilled through a gas main.

Appliances from Axminster and Colyton, along with a gas detector monitor from Middlemoor, were sent to the incident at Kirby Close at around 10am.

Crews confirmed that the gas main was leaking but were unable to take any action until the arrival of the gas company so they could isolate the main supply.

A gas engineer subsequently attended and isolated the supply, crews then made the area safe and stood by with firefighting equipment as a precaution.

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:51
Scenes from Barnstaple Elephant Day.

Crowds turned out to enjoy a busy Barnstaple Elephant Day on Saturday.

Read more
12:30

Budleigh could take control of its own destiny when it comes to housing development, after civic leaders agreed to investigate a Neighbourhood Plan for the town.

Read more
11:30
Issy Coman, Elizabeth Heighway and Milly Chaplyn.

There was a sense of sunshine and summer days on at The Axe Valley Community College as the music department put on their Summer Spectacular Concert to a packed audience.

Read more
11:00

Budleigh Salterton residents facing the prospect of a cycle track being built behind their homes are hopeful their concerns will be listened to after planners agreed to meet them

Read more
10:37
The boat on fire at Instow on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Witnesses sought after estuary-side blaze on Saturday night

Read more
07:00
Barnstaple Race for Life 2015. Picture: Andy Keeble

All smiles in Barnstaple as cancer fundraiser starts with showers but ends in sunshine.

Read more
07:00
The Colyton physics  students

Georgia Stidwell, 16, from Colyton, has won second prize in the University of Birmingham’s Young Geographer Photography Competition.

Read more
06:30
Geoffrey and Christine Seward back home in Exmouth after they discovered a man was found to be hiding in their vehicle as they drove through Plymouth after returning from France. Ref exe 2125-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

An Exmouth couple returning from holiday in France were stunned when a noise from the back of their campervan turned out to be a suspected illegal immigrant.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
Honiton's Denhay Farm is on a winning streak.

Denhay Farm, at Broadoak, enjoyed a clean sweep - winning gold for each product entered in the awards, including its new dry cured smoked and unsmoked gammons.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:37
The coastguard cliff rescue team brings the casualty to safety. Picture: RNLI

Dramatic night time rescue for Clovelly RNLI, coastguard and the Chivenor helicopter

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family Notices 24



Devon's trusted business finder