Dozen homes evacuated after explosion in Derbyshire as residents warned ‘stay away’

A number of residents have been evacuated from their homes following an explosion in a Derbyshire town.

Firefighters were called to Ollersett Avenue, New Mills, at 8.07am and evacuated 12 properties in the area.

Emergency services are asking local residents are asked to keep their windows and doors closed while it deals with the incident.

Police and an air ambulance are also at the scene.

In statement on its Facebook page, High Peak Borough Council said: Following an explosion at a property in New Mills, a rest centre for affected residents is available at New Mills Leisure Centre (Hyde Bank Rd, New Mills, SK22 4BP).

“Anyone affected is encouraged to go to the Leisure Centre where members of the Derbyshire Emergency Volunteers will be able to help.

“The Emergency Services are at the location and are working to make the area safe. Please stay away from the area.”

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