Lyttelton Port - Fuel spill
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 -
At 1353hrs on Wednesday 5th March 2014
Police were advised by member of the public that as a result
of a land slip there was a strong smell of fuel coming from
the direction of the fuel storage tanks at Lyttelton Port.
Police, Fire and Ambulance are in attendance. Police cordons
are in place. Evacuations from Brittan Tce and Cressy Tce
are in progress to the reconciliation area at the Lyttelton
Main School. Fire and CERA Engineers are on scene to assess
the situation. There have been no reports of injuries to any
one and there is no immediate threat to the public. Fire are
the lead agency is this emergency. There will be a further
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