Chemical smell in Widnes
11/06/2021 - 12:26Address:
Hale Gate Road, Widnes.Attendance:
One fire engine attended from Widnes. One fire engine attended from Runcorn.Details
Firefighters were called to a layby in Hale Gate Road, Widnes following reports of a strong chemical smell.
On arrival the crew discovered a builders bag of plastic containers with an unknown substance contained within.
Two firefighters wearing gas tight suits investigated the chemicals and the road was closed as a precaution.
The containers were then turned upright and lids secured.
Following consultation with the Environment Agency a small amount of fluid which had leaked was washed away by firefighters using a hose reel.
The incident was handed over to Halton Borough Council for removal of the containers.
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