Airport evacuated after forklift spill
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Mt Isa, Qld, Australia
Mount Isa Airport and a nearby cattle station were evacuated after ammonium nitrate being carried by a forklift began to produce smoke at a mine in north-west Queensland.
According to the Brisbane Times
, the evacuation covered a 3 km area within the boundaries of Milne Bay Road and the Barclay Highway.
Police received a call after a worker raised the alarm when the forklift carrying the hazardous material had started to emit smoke.
The smoke appeared near a storage area so there were concerns over the possibility that it could spread, according to police.