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Gas leak forces lock down of Hadfield kinder

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18 May 2017
A kinder was placed into lock down after a gas leak in Hadfield this morning.

Crews were called to Volga Street at 11.10am after an excavator hit a gas pipe.

It was the second gas incident for the morning involving the rupture of a high pressure gas pipe (see earlier media release for Church St Hawthorn).

Police evacuated six persons from adjoining properties and advised a local kindergarten to keep their children indoors for their safety.

Firefighters applied water fog sprays to help disperse the escaping gas and prevent the establishment of dangerous gas pockets.

Gas company representatives were able to shut off the gas supply shortly after noon and render the scene safe.

By 12:20pm, all persons were allowed to return to their homes and the kinder given the “all clear” message.

Pumpers: 2


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