Chemical fire sparks health alert
Posted Tue, 25 May 2010
Residents in Huddersfield were urged to stay indoors following a blaze at a chemical factory which took more than 120 firefighters to bring under control.
More than 30 appliances were scrambled to the scene early on Sunday morning after the blaze took hold at the Grosvenor Chemicals site in the Linthwaite area of the town.
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire Service said the fire had been brought under control but urged residents to remain indoors and contact medical services if they are feeling unwell.
"Foam has been used to prevent the spread of fire and the fire is now under control due to the hard work of firefighters and an effective multi-agency response," she said.
"As a precaution, members of the public in the south Huddersfield area are advised to stay indoors.
"Anyone with concerns should contact their GP or NHS Direct.
"Or, if you develop respiratory problems, please call an ambulance."
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