Huge explosion sparks evacuation on UK street as police warn ‘stay away’

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    An explosion on a residential UK street has sparked an evacuation, as firefighters hastily bark strict instructions.

    Ollersett Avenue in New Mills, Derbyshire was the scene of panic this morning as emergency crews were called at around 8am to the blast, whose cause is still being investigated.

    Glossop Chronilce reported that "it is believed a gas leak has occurred." One local commented on Facebook: "A gas leak. My partner is a window cleaner and is working in Newmills today and witnessed it blow up."

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    Authorities said 12 homes were evacuated as several others were instructed to keep doors and windows closed. Workers from Cadent gas are assisting fire crews on the scene, according to Derbyshire Live.

    No injuries have yet been reported. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said at around 10am that it was still dealing with the "serious incident".

    In an update around 40 minutes later, the force added on X: "Firefighters continue to deal with an explosion on Ollersett Avenue, New Mills. The exact cause of the explosion is still being investigated.

    "12 properties have been evacuated."

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    Pictures from the scene show at least three fire engines and a smoke-filled sky over the estate. A air ambulance is also on hand, authorities added.

    Those who have been evacuated from their properties were asked to attend New Mills Leisure Centre to register that they had been asked to leave their homes.

    Local councillor Simon Evans wrote on Facebook: "Please avoid the area and we're hoping all affected are safe and well and those injured make a quick recovery."

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