Gold Coast school evacuated over ‘gas smell’

FIREFIGHTERS have rushed to a Gold Coast school after reports of a gas smell in the area.

Emergency crews were initially called to Benowa High School around 9.00am.

Students were forced out of their classrooms for a brief period. Firefighters have since tested the school and deemed it safe for students to return to class.


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Crews have now made their way to Benowa Primary School across the road with reports of a strange gas-like smell as the facility as well.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson has confirmed crews will remain on the scene for a little while to continue air-testing.

External gas specialists have also been called to the scene.

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