Peo­ple evac­u­ated af­ter gas leak

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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