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Ongoing LPG Incident Swadlincote

25/Jul/2017

At 23.05 hours on Monday 24 July, Firefighters were called to a car on Station Lane, Woodville Swadlincote that was reported to be leaking liquid petroleum gas (LPG).

Firefighters and a Fire Service Officer have been at the scene since last night liaising with specialists, working to contain the leak and make the scene safe. 

A 10 meter cordon is in place surrounding the incident and people living within the cordon are being advised to stay indoors, keeping windows and doors closed and to refrain from using naked flames.

Officer in charge, Station Manager Lee Smith said: “Firefighters from Swadlincote are working to contain the leak of LPG and keep both locals and the scene safe.  We are currently waiting for the arrival of a mechanical specialist who will be able to advise on the quickest and most effective solution to the incident. 

“As soon as it is safe to do so, we will remove the cordon, however people’s safety is our priority and I’d therefore like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding for the inconvenience this incident may have caused.”

Please be advised there may be some traffic congestion in the Station Lane area whilst the incident is ongoing. 

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