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LP gas response due to black ice

By: Bevan Moody

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  9.01 PM 9 July, 2013

Location: District 2 News

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On Monday morning, 8 July, Gisborne brigade's LP gas emergency response unit was deployed to Kyneton, after a car hit black ice, spun out of control into a guard rail and caught fire.

The car lost control when crossing an overpass just outside Kyneton near the Calder Freeway. The overpass was covered in black ice after moisture on the road surface froze.

Kyneton brigade contained the fire to the engine compartment, and requested Gisborne LP Gas unit to respond becasue the car used gas and the fact that the supply lines could have been compromised from the fire.

LP gas specialist firefighter Tom Ruff said his crew worked to ensure the gas cylinder didn't become compromised and checked for leaks along the supply line to the engine.

"Our crew ensured the gas cylinder had been isolated and also turned off the supply line. Once I was happy that there were no leaks, we vented the supply line to remove the gas hazard," Tom said.

Last Updated: 10 July 2013