Two buildings were evacuated
and a central Auckland city street closed this morning while
firefighters dealt with a gas leak.
The Fire Service was alerted at 9.15am to a strong smell of
gas in the lobby of a building on the corner of Albert and
Swanson streets, said shift manager Paul Radden. The building
houses Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant.
The building and neighbouring property Affco House were
evacuated while firefighters and gas technicians
The all-clear was given around 11am after the leak identified
and the building was ventilated, said Mr Radden.
Swanson St has now reopened.
"The scene is secure and safe...There were no reports of
anyone being injured."
The cause of the gas leak is not known at this stage, Mr
- By Calida Smylie of