A CAR ploughed into the front of a home in Chard leaving streets without electricity for around three hours.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service were called to a report of a car that had driven into a house and disrupted the gas lines at Bryer Close, Chard shortly before 4pm yesterday (January 7).

One fire engine from Chard, one from Axminster, an environmental protection unit from Taunton and an operational assurance officer were were all sent to the scene.

On arrival, crews confirmed that one car had hit a porch on an end of terrace dwelling rupturing one gas main. Crews got to work creating cordons and liaising with the police. The gas board was also requested to attend.

Shortly after 4.30pm, Western Power Distribution were requested to attend due to the electricity box to the property being involved in the collision.

Just after 5.30pm, fire crews reported that electricity had been isolated in cordoned area, and crews were at work attempting to remove the car from the front of the property using a winch and one covering jet.

Electricity in the Bryer Close and Lordleaze area was set to be affected for the next two to three hours, with WPD having to isolate main fuse at the transformer.

The fire service left the scene at 6.45pm with the vehicle removed from the building and other agencies isolating gas and electrics.