Sebastopol resident Everall lives near the Royal Mail and heard the loud whooshing sound, comparable to that of a jet engine.
Initially he thought that construction workers were simply using heavy machinery, until he heard sirens and wandered down the street to see three fire trucks, Lucas Hazmat and police cars.
Brigades at the scene include Sebastopol, Lucas and Ballarat City.
Contractors had been working on an excavator at the site, digging around a water pipe, when they hit the gas line.
Hearing the initial roaring sound of gas escaping…Read More