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Smell of gas in Civic

By johnboy - 24 January 2014 6

Firefighters are investigating a smell of gas in a building on Moore Street in the City.

Update to follow.

11:02 AM

Workers have been evacuated as precaution while HAZMAT crews conduct a sweep pf the nine storey building.

A smell of gas was reported on four levels.

ACT Fire & Rescue have three pumpers, the Hazardous Materials Unit, Breathing Apparatus Van, Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform and a commander on site.

The ACT Ambulance Service are on scene but have not treated any patients.

Update to follow.

11:13 AM

Staff have been allowed to return to the Moore Street building following firefighter investigations into reports of a strong smell of fumes at the site.

Nearly two hundred people were evacuated.

ACT Fire & Rescue said after extensive air monitoring on all levels, no gas could be detected.

Crews were first alerted to the incident by an Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 10:49am.

11:45 AM

[Courtesy ESA]

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6 Responses to
Smell of gas in Civic
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:09 pm 25 Jan 14

Veronica_Vote said :

Probably a coincidence that a jet had flown over only minutes prior to the smell being noticed inside.

lol

Veronica_Vote 11:31 am 25 Jan 14

Probably a coincidence that a jet had flown over only minutes prior to the smell being noticed inside.

Pork Hunt 6:45 pm 24 Jan 14

Veronica_Vote said :

The ambulance officers did ask if anyone had inhaled any smoke, but there was no smoke to inhale. Many of the people from the building actually reported that it smelt more like aviation fuel.

Avgas or kerosene?

Veronica_Vote 4:34 pm 24 Jan 14

The ambulance officers did ask if anyone had inhaled any smoke, but there was no smoke to inhale. Many of the people from the building actually reported that it smelt more like aviation fuel.

Holden Caulfield 2:00 pm 24 Jan 14

He who smelt it dealt it.

Jivrashia 11:46 am 24 Jan 14

The ACT Ambulance Service are on scene but have not treated any patients.

That’s just terrible wording, as if the Ambos are neglecting care.

How about “but have not been required to treat anyone”.

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