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Gas explosion at Yarraville home.

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16 Dec 2010
A 50 year-old woman was taken to hospital with burns to her arms, face and airway following a small gas explosion in her Yarraville home.

Date: December 15, 2010 
Time: 11:43 hours        
Call Number: 5623
Address: Angliss and Kidman Streets, Yarraville.

Attending MFB crews detected a strong odour of gas in some kitchen cupboards and called in gas company personnel to both isolate the gas supply to the dwelling and locate the source of the leak.  Further testing of nearby properties found more pockets of gas though the concentrations were below explosive limits.  Despite the relatively safe readings, two units in Angliss St and a house in Kidman St were evacuated along with an adjoining property.

The gas appears to be leaking up through the ground and test bores have been dug to try to locate the source.  The incident is on-going and MFB crews will be remaining on scene until the area has been deemed completely safe.


Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 2
Rescue units: 1


Number of firefighters: 10


Officer in charge: Commander Ken Brown

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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