Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill at Bexleyheath Flats

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Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill at Bexleyheath Flats

A child has been taken to hospital following a chemical spill at a block of flats in Bexleyheath. The incident occurred at Regal Walk near Albion Road shortly after 9:30 PM on May 24.

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

Firefighters were promptly dispatched to the scene, where approximately 30 residents had already evacuated the building. Crews utilized specialist equipment to contain the spill, which was located in a ground-floor storage room. They also conducted a thorough search of the premises to ensure that elevated chemical readings returned to safe levels.

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

The London Fire Brigade confirmed that one child was taken to hospital for treatment as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, no other injuries were reported.

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

The operation concluded for firefighters from Bexley and Erith shortly after 12:30 AM.

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade provided further details: “Firefighters were called to reports of a smell of chemicals at a block of flats on Regal Walk in Bexleyheath on May 24. Firefighters used specialist equipment to contain a spill of chemicals in a ground-floor storage room and ventilated the property. Crews carried out a sweep of the building to ensure elevated readings of chemical substances were returned to a safe level. Around 30 residents left the building before the Brigade arrived. One child was taken to hospital as a precaution.”

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

The spokesperson added that the incident was under control by 12:36 AM, with crews from Bexley and Erith fire stations attending the scene.

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

Child Hospitalised Following Chemical Spill At Bexleyheath Flats

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