Gas leak in Chatteris reportedly caused by estate agent putting up ‘for sale’ sign leaves Burnsfield Street closed and Kingsfield Primary School evacuated

A National Grid van currently on Burnsfield Street tackling the gas leak

A National Grid van currently on Burnsfield Street tackling the gas leak - Credit: Archant

Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris was evacuated and nearby Burnsfield Street closed this afternoon due to a gas leak.

The leak was reportedly caused by an estate agent who knocked a pipe whilst putting up a ‘for sale’ sign.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 2.38pm and police officers are still on site, having closed off the road.

National Grid are also present.

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 2.53pm this afternoon (27) by the fire service with reports of a gas leak at a home in Burnsfield Street, Chatteris.


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“We believe an estate agent was putting a for sale sign up and hit a gas pipe.

“Fire crews closed the road and pedestrian access at just before 3pm.”

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Emergency services are still on site and Burnsfield Street remains closed.

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