EMERGENCY services are at a petrol station in Docker Street following reports of a loud explosion that has reportedly injured at least one person.
About 12.30pm a tank exploded, sending debris flying into the air.
Ambulances assessed one person on the scene, but it understood they had no serious injuries.
Turvey Park Fire and Rescue station officer Justin Bentley said firefighters were called to the scene following a “loud bang.”
“It’s a new service station, and they were testing some tanks before they commissioned them,” Officer Bentley said.
“When we arrived, it was determined there had been an explosion of the pressure vessel they were testing – there had been a catastrophic failure.”
Officer Bentley said the scene has since been handed over to WorkCover.
“There was no fire or no hazardous material,” he said.
“We just made sure there were no further dangerous and then we secured the site for the arrival of WorkCover.”
Neighbour Janet Hinds said she was inside her house when the pressure tank exploded.
“I was inside sorting lunch out and then there was just this big blast – like a bomb – and then it sounded like dirt falling on the roof of the house,” Ms Hinds said.
“There were pieces of fibreglass that flew over across the road, but they’ve been over and picked them up.”
Ms Hinds said those large piece of debris hit two vehicles being driven south on Docker Street, causing a two-car collision.
More to come.
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