School evacuated as gas pipe ruptured - Lawson

Published: 11 Aug 2022 02:08pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews are monitoring a gas leak which has forced the evacuation of a Blue Mountains school.

It is understood tradespeople, who were carrying out works around Lawson Public School, accidentally cut a gas pipe shortly before 1pm.

More than 200 children and their teachers were directed onto a playing oval as a precaution.

There have been no reports of any injuries.

The gas supply has now been shut off while repairs are carried out.

Staff and students have been permitted to return to their classrooms, except those immediately near the incident site.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

LAWSON Fire Station

306-307 Great Western Highway, Lawson NSW 2783


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LEURA Fire Station

194-196 The Mall, Leura NSW 2780