Diesel leak causes chaos in CBD high rise

The spill also forced emergency services to shut the northbound lane of William St between Flinders St and Flinders Lane.

Firefighters at a high-rise apartment building in Melbourne’s CBD for a diesel leak. Picture: NewsWire / David Crosling

The alarm was raised shortly before 8am on Tuesday at the apartment building on the corner of William St and Flinders Lane.

Residents in the high-rise reported diesel fuel flooding through the corridors and dripping through the ceilings, Fire Rescue Victoria said.

Firefighters found a rupture and spill on level 21, and diesel leaked into floors 21, 20 and 19.

The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Fire crews contained the leak, which had spilt more than 100 litres, then undertook atmospheric testing.

“There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required,” Vic Emergency said.