Worker injured after ruptured gas line bursts into flames - VIDEO - Manly

Published: 22 Nov 2023 02:26pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has prevented a potential catastrophic explosion after a gas main ruptured and caught ablaze at Manly, in Sydney's Northern Beaches, today.

A worker sustained minor burns as a result of the fire, which broke out on Darley Road, near Ashburner Street, around 10:45am.

He was checked over by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital for further treatment to his face and hands.

A dozen FRNSW firefighters worked for two-and-a-half hours to cool adjoining utilities services.

They didn't attempt to extinguish the fire as this would have allowed uncontrolled gas to escape and possibly trigger an explosive re-ignition.

Gas supplies have since been shut-off and residual gas has burnt-out.

Gas company technicians will now further assess and repair the damaged line.

Darley Road remains closed while operations continue.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Additional images from the Manly scene are available via the FRNSW website. Video footage can be downloaded here - [external link]

Updated: 22 Nov 2023 02:30pm

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