There was drama at Neutral Bay on Sydney's lower north shore this morning, after a road cutting machine, sliced through a gas line and then burst into flames.
Six fire crews, including HAZMAT teams worked hard to put out the blaze at the intersection of Ben Boyd Road and Aubin Street about 7.15am.
"It did take quite a while to isolate that gas, the gas company were here, but it did take a while to isolate that gas, but they eventually did isolate that gas, the firefighters managed to extinguish the fire in the machine" Superintendent Norman Buckley from NSW Fire and Rescue said.
"We did safely evacuate 5 houses in close proximity to where that gas main was ruptured and that was done safely. There was no injuries to any workers or no injuries to firefighters either".
"Thankfully with this fire and the ruptured gas main, no persons have been injured at all, that includes the residents, the workers and the firefighters"
The road cutting machinery has been severely damaged by fire, while the gas company will now try to restore the line, with an investigation expected into how it happened.
The flames were very intense - check out the video below.