Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, police and ambulance crews
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, police and ambulance crews

ROLLING: Police evacuate 'dozens' after Telina gas leak

UPDATE 7.28AM: 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said a gas representative declared the scene safe at 2.20pm. 

She said residents returned home, and crews left the scene shortly after. 

UPDATE 1.28PM: 

RESIDENTS are still not allowed back in their homes after an excavator ruptured a pipe on Fawley Cl. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said a building on the south side of Fawley Cl and an adjoining street to the north of Fawley Cl were evacuated. 

She said a gas company arrived at 1pm and confirmed the gas as LPG. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said a dozen were evacuated including residents. 

He said it could be "quite awhile" before residents could return to homes. 

UPDATE 12.20PM: 

POLICE have evacuated a dozen people after an excavator hit a gas line in Telina. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said police have evacuated people from the vicinity on Fawley Cl. 

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said an exclusion zone of 100m was set up.

She said the leak came from a ruptured pipe. 

Crews are currently waiting for a gas company to arrive to do atmospheric testing. 

More to come. 

UPDATE 12.10PM: 

PARAMEDICS are on standby at a gas leak in Telina after an excavator hit a gas line. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have set up a 50 metre exclusion zone. 

More to come. 

INITIAL:

EMERGENCY services crews are on their way to a reported gas leak in Telina.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said two crews were on their way to Fawley Cl, about 11.44am.

She said a person had reportedly hit a gas line with an excavator and saw gas "escaping".

She said a 50 metre exclusion zone had been set up.

Queensland Police are on scene.

More to come.



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