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Hazmat incident in Collarenebri

Published: 24th May 2008

Early this morning firefighters from Lightning Ridge, Narrabri, Dubbo and Walgett responded to a hazmat incident in the small town of Collarenebri. The driver of a B-double semi trailer noticed a chemical substance on the side of the truck when the truck stopped at a service station. An exclusion zone was quickly established with 20 people evacuated. Firefighters identified the source of the leak and decontaminated the truck. The scene was rendered safe at around midday.