Time Incident Posted: 07:38

Incident Date: 28/10/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 LFE Services Northbound

Incident Number: 16173

Incident Type: Gas Leak

Initial Emergency Call Received: 07:09

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Western, 1 x appliance from Southern, EPU and Support appliance from Coalville

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Initial calls from site confirming a smell of gas and suspected leak from LPG supply tanks on site - premises evacuating

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival crews confirmed LPG Propane Cylinder alarm was sounding, cylinders were then isolated by via isolation valve, service area and exit slip onto services have been closed. A cordon has been put in place around cylinders and police are evacuating area.
07:47 - LPG engineer has been requested to attend, ETA 60 minutes. All local LPG points isolated. LFE Northbound service area closed. Covering jet laid out and Zelwegger gas monitor in use.
08:09 - Police have now closed LFE Southbound service.
08:23 - The Days Inn hotel have now evacuated to the Southbound service area.
08:32 - Zelwegger gas monitor is still in use and there is still a smell of gas in the area.
08:38 - Gas engineers and National Grid representatives are now in attendance.
08:52 - The Fire Service Incident Commander has liaised with the Police, Gas and National Grid engineers. The Northbound service area has been cleared of all vehicles and remains closed.
09:40 - Gas engineers are still working on site and testing system.
10:37 - STOP message, engineers have found no significant leak from site. Incident has been handed over to the engineers, fire service now leaving scene

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