Giant Gas Fire In Sydney's Lower North Shore
A road cutting machine has sliced through a gas line and burst into flames on Sydney's lower north shore, with six fire crews on scene.
Fire & Rescue Superintendent Inspector Norm Buckley said the machine was cutting through bitumen at the intersection of Ben Boyd Road and Aubin St at Neutral Bay on Tuesday about 7.15am.
Some surrounding homes have been evacuated because of a gas release, he told AAP.
Six crews, including HAZMAT teams, are on scene working to extinguish the machine that has gone up in flames.