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Busy night for the firies

By johnboy - 23 October 2010 1

Two things from the ESA over night you might have been wondering about.

First was a gas leak at Kippax:

8:55pm Friday 22 October 2010 – Refrigerant gas leak at supermarket ACT Fire Brigade has attended a leak of refrigerant gas at Woolworths supermarket, Kippax Fair shopping centre, Hardwick Cres, Holt.

Leak occurred in the plant room with some fumes escaping into the supermarket only.

ACT Fire Brigade sealed the leak and maintenance technicians were called.

ACT Fire Brigade carried out atmospheric monitoring and found no evidence of toxic gas, although some depleted oxygen levels for a short time.

Staff evacuated approx 50 people.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics assessed 12 people on scene, none required transport to hospital.

Operations took approx 45 mins.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero call (000) 6:56pm.

Two ACT Fire Brigade pumpers, the Hazardous Materials unit and Breathing Apparatus support vehicle attended the leak.

And then they had a fire in Lyons:

1:25am Saturday 23 October 2010 – Apartment fire at Lyons ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a fire at a unit on the second floor of Strathgordon Apartments, Melrose Drive, Lyons.

Fire has been extinguished.

Three ACT Fire Brigade pumpers and the Breathing Apparatus support vehicle on scene.

Fire contained to unit only which sustained no structural damage but heavy contents damage.

Approx 12 residents were evacuated as a precaution for one hour.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 12:21am.

Cause will be investigated by ACT Policing.

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Busy night for the firies
James-T-Kirk 8:51 am 25 Oct 10

Surely the time stamps in the Lyons fire are wrong (Hopefully).

It would appear that it took an hour and four minutes (00:21 – 01:25) for them to attend??? No wonder the fire had been put out before they got there…..

Somebody – tell me it isn’t true.

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