Batley homes evacuated following gas leak

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Around 20 people were evacuated from their homes in Batley following a gas leak.

Firefighters were called out to a rubbish fire in Grafton Street last night (Wednesday), where they found the fire had also damaged a gas pipe.

Residents from 10 houses were evacuated as a precaution around 11.15pm.

They were moved to safety until gas engineers could make the area safe.

A fire service spokesman said no one was injured and residents returned to their homes after a couple of hours.

Police are now investigating the cause of the incident.