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ABOUT thirty residents of the Arboretum area of Worcester had to spend the night in a hotel after a gas pipe caught fire.

Emergency service were called just before midnight yesterday (Friday) after a fire was spotted coming from a gas pipe under the street.

Houses along the street were evacuated and the residents put up in a local hotel.

The fire was not put out until about 7.30am today, and the residents have been allowed back home, but their houses currently have no water and gas supplies.

The Arboretum area of Worcester