Woman taken to hospital following gas leak

PUBLISHED: 10:02 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:48 01 May 2019

Fire crews were called to reports of a gas leak on Pier Terrace in Lowestoft. Picture: Google

Fire crews were called to reports of a gas leak on Pier Terrace in Lowestoft. Picture: Google


Two people had to be evacuated after a gas leak was found at a property.

Firefighters were called at around 4.17pm yesterday (April 30) afternoon following reports that Cadent Gas had located a gas leak at a property on Pier Terrace in Lowestoft.

Three fire crews - two from Lowestoft South and one from North Lowestoft - were sent to the scene, while the East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle.

Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters subsequently removed two casualties from the building.

The pair, along with one other person, were left in the care of the ambulance service and one woman was transported to James Paget Hospital for further treatment.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were asked to attend by Cadent after a gas leak was found at premises on Pier Terrace. Two people were reported as being inside the property.

“The crews dealt with the situation and were on scene for just over an hour before calling a stop at 5.31pm.”

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