Wednesday, 7 March 2018

POLICE and the Fire Service attended a gas leak in Tamnamore on Sunday.

Police and two fire engines from Dungannon Station and one from Armagh Fire Station attended the scene following a gas leak at a local service station at around 2pm.

According to the Police, Ballynakilly Road was closed in both directions between the Drumaspill Road and the Tamnamore roundabout due to the leak which is understood to have been liquefied petroleum gas.

A spokesperson for NIRFS said; "A 3000L Flogas tank was leaking.

Firefighters isolated the gas supply and the scene was handed over to a Flogas Engineer." A spokesperson from Henderson Group, owners of Henderson Retail commented: "We can confirm there was a gas leak at SPAR Cohannon on Sunday 4th March.

"Thanks to the quick thinking of the store manager, the central source was shut off, the store was evacuated on the advice of the NIFRS, as were the nearby retail units. A Flo Gas engineer was on site as soon as possible, fixed the leak and declared the gas tank safe.

"At no point were any customers or staff at risk of harm thanks to swift action being taken, and the support of the local PSNI and NIFRS on site.

"We apologise for any inconvenience experienced in the area on Sunday, however the health and safety of our customers, staff and neighbours is our top priority.

"We also extend our thanks to the many local businesses who ensured our staff had somewhere warm to wait while we got the situation under control."


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