Gas smell forces evacuation

Last updated 12:11 24/02/2014

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Earthquake-prone Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt looking for $10m to rebuild Mongrel mobster 'Fats' gains control of his health after shocking diabetes diagnosis Earthquake damage a possible source of E-coli in Lower Hutt water Drunk driver smashes through fence, lands car upside down on railway tracks in Lower Hutt Lower Hutt's Doll Face Beauty Hub opens New York-inspired custom beauty bar Hutt Valley mum opens up about daughter's suicide in wake of TV show '13 Reasons Why' Blind athlete Neelu Jennings takes on Crazyman multisport race to break perceptions Hutt Valley firefighters respond to suspicious shed fire in Lower Hutt Two Wellington men revealed as contestants on TVNZ's Survivor NZ Lower Hutt councillor takes issue with religious karakia at committee meeting

The Fire Service evacuated buildings along a 2km stretch of Old Hutt Rd between Sar St and Placemakers north of Kaiwharawhara following reports of a strong smell of gas.

Reports of people smelling gas and feeling unwell began coming in to Fire Communications about 9.30 this morning. 

Fire Service shift manager Belinda Beets said a number of crews had been sent to the area but they had not able to detect the source of the reported 'gas leak.'

"Buildings have been evacuated in the area," Ms Beets said. 

The operation closed about midday when the source of the reported 'gas leak' had still not been found.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content