Update: Liquid petroleum gas leak at Pinchbeck sees firefighters called out

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Last night’s LPG (liquid petroleum gas) leak was at Morrisons, the supermarket chain has confirmed.

A short time ago, a company spokesman said: “A gas leak was reported from our LPG pump at Pinchbeck store after the petrol station had closed. “Our store team and emergency services acted quickly to detect the cause and the petrol station reopened this morning. We are now working with specialist engineers to mend the pump.”

• Fire crews from Spalding, Donington and Boston were called to an area outside Morrison’s at Pinchbeck late last night (Thursday) to deal with a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) leak.

Specialist engineers from National Grid also attended the scene at Benner Road/Wardentree Lane and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue handed the incident over to them.

Emergency services were called in just after 11.30pm.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said: “It was at a commercial premises.

“Crew used four tubs of special putty to stem the flow of LPG from the pipe.

“A cordon was put in place, and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue waited for specialist engineers to arrive.

“No LPG entered the water courses or drains.”

A National Grid spokesman said: “National Grid was called out by the police at 2am today to a smell of gas outside Morrison’s in Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck. After making checks the leak was found to be coming from an LPG tank.

“National Grid’s role is to maintain the gas pipes under the ground. LPG tanks are the responsibility of the owner. Specialist LPG engineers were called to repair the leak.”