Mass evacuation at London's Canary Wharf after 'chemical incident' at health club

8 April 2022, 12:05 | Updated: 8 April 2022, 12:38

The evacuation happened at Cabot Square in Canary Wharf
The evacuation happened at Cabot Square in Canary Wharf. Picture: LBC

By Will Taylor

A mass evacuation was triggered at London's Canary Wharf after a "chemical incident" at a health club.

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Firefighters brought 900 people out of the building on Cabot Square after being called to a smell of chemicals there.

A mix of chemicals caused "high levels" of fumes and vapour at the club.

The London Fire Brigade's Station Commander Dave Hill, who was at the scene, said: "Crews have carried out a sweep of the building and found elevated readings.

"Firefighters have ventilated the building and are monitoring the levels of fumes.

"We have evacuated around 900 people from the building as a precaution."

Firefighters dealt with the incident throughout the morning, sending two fire engines and two rescue units, but left by 1pm.

Updates to follow

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