Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Gas leak contained in George St, Dunedin

Gas leak contained in George St, Dunedin

A gas leak in George Street, central Dunedin reported at around 9.30am has been isolated and one block remains cordoned off while Fire and Emergency crews continue making checks.

The affected area is the block between Hanover and Frederick Streets.

Incident Controller Rob Torrance said there was residual gas in basements and stormwater drains and firefighters would be at the scene for at least another hour to ensure the area was safe.

There was no danger to the public provided people respected the cordons and stayed out of the area. Anyone who is concerned they were affected by the gas this morning should contact their GP or healthline. In an emergency, always call 111.