Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Australia: Alert over Sydney petrol fumes

FIREFIGHTERS and HAZMAT crews will remain on a southern Sydney street on Monday night as they search for the source of petrol fumes.

The vapours built up in sewer pipes beneath Loftus Avenue, Loftus, before blowing a sewer cover off about 4pm on Monday.

Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman Superintendent Ian Krimmer said an exclusion zone remained in place on Monday night as crews continued to take air samples.

"We're still getting readings on one section of the sewerage pipe," he told AAP.