factory evacuated as fire crews investigate gas leak
at a Highbridge factory were evacuated on Tuesday evening (December
6th) following a suspected gas leak.
Two fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater were called
to Isleport Foods, as pictured, after staff reported a strong
smell of gas inside the building in Bolton Close.
spokesman Paul Slavin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Staff were
evacuated as a precaution while crews entered the building to
investigate the source of the suspected gas escape."
crews wearing breathing apparatus checked the building over using
a gas monitor, and found the levels were falling quickly."
source of the leak was unclear, but one staff member said it was
possible a pipe had been slightly damaged during some internal
work. Once the building was deemed safe by the crews, staff returned.
Fire crews at the scene of Tuesday night's suspected gas leak