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Bacchus Marsh explosion

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, Incidents - Other

  3.47 PM 15 February, 2018

Location: District 15 News

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CFA crews have been called to a serious workplace incident in Maddingley, Bacchus Marsh.

CFA crews were called to Osborne St, Maddingley, just after 1.30pm, following reports of a small explosion.

It is believed an initial gas explosion triggered a second explosion on nearby Griffith Street.

11 CFA firetrucks are attending what is believed to be an underground gas pipe explosion.

Two people were injured, one seriously, as a result of the incident. There is also believed to be some property damaged.

Emergency services have blocked off the area and are assessing the need to evacuate a nearby nursing home as a precaution.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Last Updated: 19 February 2018