Fire crews rush to gas leak on Maldon industrial estate

By Charlotte Lillywhite

6th Jan 2022 | Local News

Maldon fire crews were called to a gas leak on the Blackwater Trading Estate
Maldon fire crews were called to a gas leak on the Blackwater Trading Estate

Firefighters were called to the scene of a gas leak on an industrial estate in Maldon this afternoon (Monday, 3 January).

Five fire engines rushed to Blackwater Trading Estate, on The Causeway, at around 2pm after being alerted to reports of a gas leak.

On arrival, firefighters found a large gas tank leaking, which they then made safe.

A spokesperson for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to the Blackwater Trading Estate today at 1.59pm to reports of a storage tank of argon gas leaking.

"Crews from Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers and Rayleigh Weir, including our hazardous materials unit, attended.

"We liaised with site engineers to make the scene safe by 2.45pm."

A spokesperson for Maldon Fire Station added: "The tank was made safe and left in the care of the owner."

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