Gas leak fear closes Chippenham store’s petrol station

Sainsbury's petrol station in Chippenham was evacuated in a gas scare.

Staff closed the kiosk for two hours after noticing a strange smell, which they suspected might be gas.

The fire service was called out to the supermarket in Bath Road at 10.45am last Thursday.

The kiosk was evacuated and a safety cordon put in place. A fridge engineer was called to check for a leak from the fridge.

Air monitoring equipment was used, but it turned out to be a false alarm and the petrol station reopened in early afternoon.

Deputy manager Menna Sandall said: “Our customer and colleague safety is always paramount. Our colleagues followed our emergency procedures in a calm and professional manner.

“Our thanks go out for the assistance of the emergency services.”

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