50 evacuated in Skegness gas leak

FIFTY people were temporarily evacuated from their homes following a gas leak in Skegness late on Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to reports of a ‘strong smell of gas’ around the Prince Alfred Avenue and Scarbrough Avenue area shortly after 11pm.

While fire crews isolated the gas supply, police officers evacuated around 50 people from their homes, who took up temporary residence in McDonald’s on Grand Parade.