30 Apr 2013

Waikato houses evacuated after gas leak

6:18 pm on 30 April 2013

Three Hamilton houses were evacuated on Tuesday as firefighters dealt with a gas leak.

Up to two metres of piping on Pembroke Street was damaged when contractors were trying to dig a bore hole just before 1pm on Tuesday.

The Fire Service said firefighters used water to disperse a cloud of gas.

The intersection of Pembroke Street and Lake Street, near Waikato Hospital, was cordoned off.

Eight residents from three homes were evacuated while repairs were made.