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Gas main explosion sparks Wellington fire

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/12/2016

A gas main has exploded in the Wellington suburb of Churton Park, starting a scrub fire.

Emergency services were called to the explosion on Westchester Drive at about 2pm on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said the explosion had sparked a small vegetation fire in the area.

A Fire Service spokesman said it appeared gas from a main had been sparked by contractors digging in the area.

No injuries were reported and crews were waiting for council staff to arrive at the scene he said.

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