Jersey gas facility fire leaves hundreds stranded overnight (BBC News)
the rest at link above; Jersey is a British Crown Dependency. (Wiki link)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.