Reports of a gas leak in Handforth

13/08/2019 - 21:41

Wilmslow Road, Handforth.

One fire engine attended from Wilmslow

At around 9.40pm firefighters were called to reports of a suspected gas leak on Wilmslow Road in Handforth.

On arrival at the scene the crew were informed by a local resident that they had heard a loud bang and seen flames coming from the roadway, which they had extinguished. 

A safety cordon was put in place as a precautionary measure, the crew then used a gas detector to locate the source of the leak.

After locating the source, the crew used a hose reel jet to disperse the gas and prevent it from igniting.

The site was then passed to Candent Gas.

Firefighters were in attendance for approximately 90 minutes.

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