Fire crews from the Isle of Wight have been called to a potential bomb after it is understood a man who scraps cars threw a. Car battery into a vehicle that contained an LPG cylinder that was leaking. Fire crews have placed a 50 meter cordon around the effect area in Newport and are currently using a fan and jet to cool the effected cylinder. Resident in the road are being advised to stay in their homes of Howard close. In Newport whilst fire crews make the cylinder safe. It is understood that crews are working on a green VW gold “W” registration.
Julian Fountaine, Isle of Wight and Rescue Service has confirmed that a leaky valve is to blame for the alert.
A monitoring jet has now been halted and Positive Pressure Ventilation is being used to disperse the remaining gas into the atmosphere.
There is no risk of explosion, but a cordon remain
The Close still remains closed