Major Gas Leak - Cecil Hills

Published: 22 Feb 2022 03:39am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have contained a major gas leak on Cowpasture Road in a four-hour operation in South Western Sydney overnight.

Hazmat specialists were confronted with an escalating incident as the gas was spreading quickly into sewer lines and surrounding areas after a 100mm gas main was damaged at Cecil Hills just after 3:30 am this morning.

Firefighters used gas detectors for atmospheric monitoring of the area as Gas Authority Jemena excavated the road to locate the gas main.

After a combined effort, the gas main was shut off and the area was declared safe by FRNSW crews when NSW Police reopened Cowpasture Road at 7:24 am.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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