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FIRE AND AMBULANCE CREWS RESPOND TO CHEMICAL ALERT AT CAMP SITE IN ADGESTONE

7361d2f9-c4cd-44f6-94f0-16ea9bb74901Firefighters from Sandown, Ryde and Newport have rushed to a camping and caravanning site in Adgestone this evening (Thursday). 

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has 2 appliances and a rescue tender currently on scene.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are rummaging through a storage shed near to a swimming pool – although it remains unclear at this stage what exactly has prompted the emergency response.

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The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has also deployed to the incident with an operational commander and a paramedic crew present.

Emergency services were seen responding to the area from The Fairway in Sandown at just before 20:30.

UPDATE – It has been confirmed the emergency response was due to the smell of chlorine in a plant room.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to investigate but were happy there was no sign of leaking chemicals.

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