The Tasmania Fire Service was called to a fire involving a gas cylinder leak at an Invermay workshop at approximately 6am this morning.
The cylinder was connected to a heater used to heat the workshop. On arrival the cylinder was found to be leaking through a split hose near the regulator.
The cylinder was cooled from a safe distance until it was deemed safe to approach and isolate the supply.
It was the first time that the heater had been used since the previous winter and had been in storage for this time.
It is a timely reminder to check all gas cylinder hoses, connections and regulators that have not been used for some time as they may have suffered some damage over the summer.
For further information on fire safety around the home or workplace go to the Tasmania Fire Service website - www.fire.tas.gov.au.