07-04-2012, 07:33 PM #1
BCD - Hundreds evacuated from their homes as gas facility catches fire on Jersey
Jersey gas facility fire leaves hundreds stranded overnight (BBC News)
Hundreds of people will not be able to return to their homes overnight after a fire broke out at a gas facility in St Helier.
Homes, schools and businesses were evacuated and roads sealed off after a back-up gas holder caught fire.
Firefighters are tackling the blaze at Gas Place and Jersey Fire Service has urged people to stay out of the area.
A Jersey Police spokeswoman said they were dealing with a fire and a gas leak and there was a risk of explosion.
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