Published on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 12:22 pm.

Fire Crews Called To Chemical Incident In Southampton


Fire crews from 6 stations are currently attending a hazardous material incident at Maritime in Test Lane Southampton.

Fire crews were alerted just after 11.30 this morning 6 fire appliances and other vehicles are currently assessing the nature of the incident.

A spokesman from Hampshire fire and rescue service said we received a call just after 11:30 this morning and we sent a number of resources to the scene and we are currently working with our partners to establish the nature of the incident the spokesman went on to say there is no danger to public health.

A Large area has been cordoned off this afternoon and a specialist DIM and put on standby.

John Dyer, tactical advisor from Southampton Central Ambulance Service said: “There’s a small leak of chemical. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services have assessed and there no danger to the public and no casualties. Hampshire Fire and Rescue are handing back the sire to the owners.

“It’s an organic solvent. It’s very hazardous, it’s a very small leak and low in concentration.”

Fire Crews from Redbridge, St Mary’s, Totton, Winchester and Totton and Cosham were sent to the scene as well as paramedics from the Hazardous area Response Team (HART) and a Specialist DIM unit from Winchester.

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