Fire on UK street caused by mains gas leak (8 images)

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A dramatic video shows huge 20ft flames burst from a hole in the road as firefighters tackle a gas mains fire.

The raging inferno, which rose as high as the rooftops of nearby houses, melted nearby plastic barriers as temperatures reached more than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Some 48 people were evacuated from their homes after Hampshire Fire and Rescue were called by a neighbour who said fire was coming out of a hole in the road, where there are current roadworks.
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