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Incident at Royal Women's Hospital

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11 Apr 2017
MFB firefighters attended the Royal Women's Hospital this afternoon, following a small gas leak.

MFB firefighters attended the Royal Women's Hospital this afternoon, following a small gas leak.

Crews attended the scene on Flemington Road, Parkville, just before 1pm after a 2.5kg cylinder of Nitric Oxide was found to be leaking in a confined area of the hospital.

Five staff members evacuated the area safely while MFB HAZMAT specialists isolated the scene and quickly stopped the leak.

No patients were impacted.

Firefighters then vented the area to remove any residue.

The incident resulted in the closure of Grattan Street for a short time.

The road has now been reopened and firefighters are expected to leave the scene shortly.

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