Propane leak sparks alarm on Crete

Propane leak sparks alarm on Crete

Officers of the fire service on Crete were dispatched Tuesday morning to the premises of a business in Myloi in the region of Souda following reports that a large quantity of propane, a liquid gas that is highly flammable when mixed with oxygen, had leaked from a tank there.

A total of 15 firefighters with four engines were dispatched to the scene, which local police sealed off for security reasons. Authorities evacuated the premises and used a special liquid to freeze the crack in the tank.

Eventually the leak was plugged and the tank transferred to a safe place far from residential areas. There were no reports of any injuries.

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