Homes in Winsford had to be evacuated after a large garage fire.
Firefighters spent more than five hours making sure the scene in Caenarvon Avenue was safe on Tuesday (August 3).
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the street just before 5pm.
Flames had risen up from the garage, but everyone inside the adjoining property was safely accounted for.
A Cheshire Fire spokeswoman said: “Firefighters, four wearing breathing apparatus, searched the ground and first floor of the house with hose reel jets.
“The fire was put out and smoke cleared using a high pressure fan. Gas and electricity engineers were asked to attend to isolate power supplies.
“Adjacent properties were inspected by firefighters to make sure there has been no fire spread.”
Four engines were initially called out, but this was cut to two at about 7.30pm.
After the fire itself had been cleared, inspectors discovered a gas leak from the house.
Neighbours on the same side of Caernarvon Avenue were evacuated from their properties while the problem was isolated and made safe.
Those in homes across the street were also told to shut their doors and windows.
Cheshire Fire added: “A team of gas engineers began digging operations so they could find, isolate and seal the leak as firefighters stood by with a covering jet.
“The gas supply was isolated both inside and outside the property and crews were able to check the house for hot spots, removing fascia boards from the front of the house and damping the fire affected areas down.”
Firefighters finally left the scene after 10pm.
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