Heater leak gas callout
Road workers smelled gas and alerted firefighters to a leak coming from a St Hill St property about 1.20pm yesterday.
“There was quite a heavy gas leak coming from the one of the properties down there and it was picked up by the road workers,” said Fire and Emergency senior station officer Craig Gardiner.
“Between the gas department and the fire service, we used breathing apparatus to go in and measure the gas levels.”
Gardiner said it was not found to be explosive but was “very strong” and the property was ventilated with fans.
The gas was coming from a heater that was on but not lit.
Gardiner said it was important for people to ensure gas appliances were safe and working and, if not, get them checked.
Firefighters were also called to a commercial property at the corner of Maria Pl and Victoria Ave, where food had caught fire in a microwave. The fire was contained.
Gas detection equipment was used to measure a gas leak in the St Hill St property. PHOTO / STUART MUNRO