Cobram residents have been told to take shelter indoors to protect themselves from a chemical leak.November 23, 2012 10:07am
CFA has confirmed the area surrounding a gas leak in Cobram is now safe.
CFA is at the scene of a gas leak which is heading towards the hospital in Cobram.
It’s believed a backhoe has ruptured a large gas main in Charles St, which has caused a heavy gas leak.
There have not been any evacuations however a Watch and Act message was issued at 9.40am advising people to stay indoors, close all windows and turn off any possible ignition sources.
Police and CFA have been door knocking on nearby houses alerting people to the gas leak and advising them to shelter in place.
The gas company is on scene trying to find the source of the leak.
Firefighters have created fog lines due to the swirling winds which is pushing the gas towards the nearby hospital. These fog lines help disperse the gas in the area.
The hospital is well aware of the gas leak and are preparing for a possible evacuation but it’s not required at this stage.
Four CFA trucks from Cobram, Numurkah, Yarroweyah and an operations car from District 22 are at the scene.
Cobram residents have been told to take shelter indoors, turn off anything that can cause a spark and to protect themselves from a chemical leak in the Broadway and Charles Sts area.
The Country Fire Authority website says natural gases are being released in a South Westerly direction towards residential properties.
The CFA urges people to close all exterior doors, windows and vents, and ensure heating and cooling systems are turned off.
Anyone experiencing any symptoms that may be due to chemical exposure is urged to phone 'Nurse on Call' on 1300606024.Four police units and CFA in attendance.
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