Lowestoft: Buildings evacuated after gas cylinder reported leaking inside van

Buildings evacuated after gas cylinder found leaking in van

Buildings evacuated after gas cylinder found leaking in van - Credit: Archant

BUILDINGS were evacuated in Lowestoft this morning after a gas cylinder was reportedly leaking inside a van.

The alarm was raised with fire crews around 10.05am.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said surrounding buildings have been evacuated while fire fighters attempt to open and ventilate the van.

Police were also called to the incident in Whapload Road, close to the junction with Wilde Street. to help manage traffic while the 100 metre cordon was set up.

A spokeswoman for the police said the incident was “potentially dangerous” but that firefighters quickly declared the scene safe.


You may also want to watch:


The incident was under control by 10.30am.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter