A number of streets in Carey Park have been temporarily closed after a gas leak at a property on Balgore Way.
A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said police and fire fighters were called to the house just after 10am on Thursday after the homeowner was digging and hit the gas line.
“A substantial leak occured which required the evacuation of neighbours and the temporary closure of four surrounding streets,” she said.
“ATCO isolated the source of the leak and stopped it about 45 minutes after it started.”
The neighbours have been allowed to return with the City of Bunbury taking over the traffic management while work to repair the damage is completed.
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