People evacuated after gas leak
EMERGENCY services were on scene at Lyons Street, Mundubbera after a gas leak occurred yesterday at 1.20pm. The Queensland Police Service alongside the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were at the scene all afternoon trying to contain the leakage. An exclusion zone was set up with people told to walk the footpaths to avoid the gas. The Mundubbera Hotel and nearby businesses were told to evacuate.
A QFES spokeswoman said a gas bottle was venting from the top. “The QFES are talking about evacuations but nothing is confirmed,” the spokeswoman said. “We believe nobody has been injured, but crews are using breathing apparatus to contain the leakage.”
QFES and the Queensland Police are investigating the incident.