A few homes in Welshpool were evacuated while emergency services and gas suppliers dealt with a small leak from a gas pipe.

On Wednesday, November 22, Mid Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews from Montgomery and Welshpool were called after receiving calls reporting a smell of gas in Bronybuckley Street.

The call had been made by police who were in the area at the time and reported smelling gas in the area, alerting fire crews over the potential hazard.

At around 3.30pm, crews arrived at the scene and evacuated a few nearby homes while they investigated to try and determine the source of the smell.


A gas engineer from Wales and West Utilities was also in attendance and conducted further internal and external inspections with monitoring equipment.

Wayne Griffiths, Wales and West Utilities Gas Emergency Service Manager for Welshpool, said:  "We were called to reports of a smell of gas in the Bronybuckley Street area of Welshpool last Wednesday and immediately sent an engineer to investigate.

“On arrival, we found a small leak on a gas pipe in the garden of a property and worked as safely and as quickly as possible, repairing the leak that afternoon.

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“As a precaution, the emergency services had evacuated a number of nearby homes. We carried out our safety checks and found no presence of gas in the properties, so allowed all residents to return to their homes.

“The leak was minor in nature, did not pose any safety concerns, and there has been no impact on local gas supplies.”

The fix reportedly took less than two hours, with emergency services leaving the scene at 4.24pm.