Petrol leak at Exmouth filling station

A PETROL leak occurred at an Exmouth filling station last week. Fire crews responded to a report of a strong smell of fuel at the Shell Garage in Exeter Road last Friday, January 22, at around 11.33am. Two fire appliances from Exmouth and a gas detector f

A PETROL leak occurred at an Exmouth filling station last week.

Fire crews responded to a report of a strong smell of fuel at the Shell Garage in Exeter Road last Friday, January 22, at around 11.33am.

Two fire appliances from Exmouth and a gas detector from Exeter attended.

The crews confirmed a strong smell of petrol emanating from the forecourt. The electrical supply to the fuel pumps had been isolated.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service said: "This was a small leakage of petrol from an underground fuel tank on the forecourt.

"Fire crews used an Environment Agency spill kit to absorb the petrol spillage and isolated the forecourt pumps."

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The care of the incident was left with the manageress of the fuel station.