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."


Related Articles

The new signage will remain in place for the next two years.
Local News

Maldon & Tiptree FC signs Youth Football Club as new north stand sponsor

The money will be used to support homeless people in the transition from the streets and into ‘sustained’ accommodation. (Photos: Nub News and Pixabay)
Local News

Maldon District Council secures share of £1.7m to help tackle homelessness

Nub News Logo

Sign-up to the Maldon Nub News weekly newsletter

Subscribe now for weekly updates of local news and sport from your town. Plus what's on near where you live - and local homes for sale. All delivered straight to your in-box, every Friday.

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign-up button you agree to our Privacy Policy.