Firefighters investigate mysterious smell at Little Lever house

This Is Lancashire: Firefighters investigate mysterious smell at Little Lever house Firefighters investigate mysterious smell at Little Lever house

FIREFIGHTERS used specialist equipment to investigate a mysterious smell seeping into a house in Little Lever.

Crews were called to the house in Tong Road at about 9am after a woman living at the house reported a strange petrol-like smell coming from beneath her floorboards.

The firefighters called out specialist hazardous material officers to investigate, along with a detection, identification and monitoring vehicle to analyse the area.

The teams identified a low level of a petrol-based substance, which they believed was coming from the earth beneath the house.

They concluded that the substance was not endangering the resident and handed the incident over to Bolton Council's environmental health department.


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7:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

sue_n_o says...

We had the same thing a few years ago, days of smelling petrol. Turned out it was the neighbours in the adjoining house, storing a quad bike under the stairs!!!
We had the same thing a few years ago, days of smelling petrol. Turned out it was the neighbours in the adjoining house, storing a quad bike under the stairs!!! sue_n_o

9:17pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Citizen Cane says...

A great use of brave firefighters. Perhaps the BN will share the results of the environmental health inspection with their readers? The report has probably made the house unsaleable as the event is disclosable to any future buyer.
A great use of brave firefighters. Perhaps the BN will share the results of the environmental health inspection with their readers? The report has probably made the house unsaleable as the event is disclosable to any future buyer. Citizen Cane

9:27pm Tue 7 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

Jed Clampet had the same problem.
Jed Clampet had the same problem. boltonnut

9:45pm Tue 7 Jan 14

SleepingThunder says...

Walter white had the same problem thats why they went mobile.
Walter white had the same problem thats why they went mobile. SleepingThunder

8:26pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Rupert T Bear says...

.... there has been a mysterious smell following me around since Christmas but I put it down to the dodgy aftershave my nan got me!
.... there has been a mysterious smell following me around since Christmas but I put it down to the dodgy aftershave my nan got me! Rupert T Bear

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