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100 Homes Evacuated in Ash After Discovery of Gas Leak

Published on: 12 Dec, 2023
Updated on: 14 Dec, 2023

Manfield Road, Ash. Google Street View

By David Reading

Around 100 homes were evacuated  on Monday evening after a gas leak was discovered at a house in Manfield Road, Ash.

A cordon was put in place and residents in the area were asked to leave their homes.

Earlier reports, published in The Guildford Dragon NEWS, simply said the emergency services had arrived because of what was termed “a concern for safety”.

News of the gas leak was revealed later by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.

The emergency began at around 7.30 Monday evening.

A fire service spokesperson said: “A smell of gas was emanating from a residential property which upon inspection was from a gas leak.

“A cordon was put in place and 100 houses were evacuated to ensure the safety of residents in nearby properties.

“The gas was isolated and after further readings residents returned to their homes.”

Two fire crews had been sent to the scene, along with police and paramedics.

The fire service left the scene at about 9.45pm.

Map showing location of Manfield Road, Ash

Police said: “The residents who had been evacuated were later allowed to return to their homes and we would like to thank them for their patience and co-operation while we dealt with the incident.”

Coincidentally another incident was reported in the same area yesterday (see: Police Seize Two Dogs After Reports Of Them Acting Aggressively).




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