Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival, incident declared as property involved in fire and this was possible persons reported.
Large amount of household furniture involved at side of house, which had also caught alight to ground and 1st floor of domestic property.
2 Breathing Apparatus and 2 Hose Reels in use.
1 dog was rescued by Fire Service which is fit and well.
Gas leak was then discovered, 18 properties were evacuated. Cadent gas attended and isolated the leak.
Cause - accidental
Damage to house - 30% by fire, 100% by heat/smoke.
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