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Fractured gas pipe

Eastwood Road, Leigh
19/09/2019 @ 18:10
Incident Number: 109367
In attendance: 1 x Southend, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Rayleigh Weir


Crews were called to Eastwood Road, Leigh, after Cadent Gas reported a fractured gas pipe. 

On arrival firefighters quickly set up a cordon and evacuated surrounding houses as a precautionary measure. They also confirmed there was no hazard to the public at ground level.

At 7pm crews reported that Cadent Gas were working to manage the fracture and firefighters were standing by to ensure the scene was safe. 

At 8.10pm the Incident Commander reported that Cadent Gas were making good progress and firefighters were continuing to stand by.

At 8.20pm the Incident Commander confirmed that the gas leak had been contained and that the scene could be left in the care of the Gas Board. 

 

 

 

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