9 Nov 2015

Gas leak prompts evacuation at Spring Hill Prison

2:52 pm on 9 November 2015

A building at Spring Hill Prison in Waikato has been evacuated because of a gas leak.

The Department of Corrections said the leak had been isolated and there was no risk from it.

A prisoner and a member of staff had to be shifted to another unit as a precaution because of the leak. The area was cordoned off for a time.

The department said the Fire Service had left the prison, and it remained secure.

Fire crews were sent to the prison from Te Kauwhata and Hamilton.