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Gas leak in Waratah

Published: 17th February 2009

This morning firefighters from Mayfield West, Lambton, Hazmat specialists from Newcastle and the Duty Commander responded to a gas leak in Maud Street, Waratah. Crews arrived at the site in eight minutes to find a gas main had been ruptured and quickly set up an exclusion zone and used fire hoses to prevent a build up of gas. Several homes in the immediate vicinity were evacuated and a nearby hospital was advised of the leak. Gas company representatives were able to clamp the leak and firefighters checked that there was no build up of gas in the area.