Gas smell forces evacuation

Last updated 12:11 24/02/2014

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Rescue chopper called out to Upper Hutt crash after man drives into tree Car thief caught after spectacular police pursuit That's a wrap: Lower Hutt legal couple call it a day Man filmed girl he abused for sexual fantasies Train crash driver fails in second bid to get job back Adam Watkins shooting accused from Hutt Valley back in custody Matthew Stevens murder accused in Wellington court Hutt Hospital food fails its own health guidelines Hutt City Council buys $3.35 million in land to lure hotel Convicted rapist Justin Ames Johnston appeals Hutt conviction

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