Residents evacuated after Arrowtown gas leak

Fire crews responded to a gas leak in Arrowtown this afternoon.

Volunteer firefighters from both Frankton and Arrowtown stations attended a residential property shortly after 4.50pm and isolated the gas.

New Zealand Fire and Emergency shift manager Daniel Reilly said residents from three houses near Essex Avenue were evacuated for a short period, until the area was deemed safe.

Gas engineers then arrived to work on repairs. 

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