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Gas leak forces evacuation of Port Melbourne residents

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15 Sep 2014
MFB Firefighters were called to a serious underground gas leak coming in Graham Street Port Melbourne on Friday evening.

Locating the source was difficult and the electrical supply was turned off to nearby residential units, for safety purposes, until the arrival of the gas company.

MFB firefighters utilised monitoring equipment which indicated levels of gas which may ignite and the evacuations of nearby units continued.  A spray of water was placed on the gas vapour to disperse.  Ambulance remained on scene and no injuries were reported.

The protracted incident remained under control for the duration.

Approximately 14 residents were relocated overnight while repair works by the gas company to the 300mm line were undertaken.

Port Phillip Council Recovery Manager in consultation with police organised the relocation assistance.

 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES:   5

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: approx. 18

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