Three injured following ‘small gas explosion’ at Chester Market
Thursday Update: Road closed due to gas leak on Hunter Street One Way Street from The Storyhouse Theater to A5268 St Martins Way.
Earlier report: Chester Market has been evacuated after a suspected gas explosion at the new Chester Market development.
Hunter Street closed and Northgate development evacuated. pic.twitter.com/8v6BY80Ksb
— 10 years of Shitchester (@ShitChester) March 29, 2023
Chester Police have said, “Emergency services are responding to what is thought to be a gas explosion at a premises within the Chester Market development on Hunter Street. Three people have sustained serious burn injuries. They have been passed to the care of paramedics and are on the way to hospital”
“An evacuation of the Market and surrounding buildings has been undertaken and road and pavement closures are currently in place in the nearby streets while the scene is made safe. ”
Cheshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed two fire engines from Chester and one fire engine from Powey Lane are attending the incident, adding, “Emergency services are currently at the scene of what is believed to have been a small gas explosion at a commercial premises within Chester Market.
“Three casualties have sustained serious burn injuries and have been taken to hospital in the care of paramedics.
“A cordon has been put in place and surrounding buildings evacuated as a precaution.”
Later they added, “Emergency services are still in attendance whilst the incident is being managed. Engineers have isolated electricity and gas to the area. ”
Cheshire West and Chester Council have issued a short statement: “Chester Market is closed this evening due to an ongoing incident in Northgate.”
Unexpected spot on my @ShitChester #walk just now… pic.twitter.com/BCzjWDCCDb
— Simon Eardley (@simonjveardley) March 29, 2023
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