31 Jul 2012

Gas leak forces evacuation of Christchurch building

11:07 pm on 31 July 2012

Three people have been treated after a gas leak forced the evacuation of a building in the Christchurch suburb of Waltham on Tuesday afternoon.

A Fire Service spokesperson says emergency services were alerted to a gas leak in Mowbray Street shortly after 1pm.

A crew entered the premises wearing chemical gear and ventilated the building.

Three people were treated at the scene.