UPDATE: Staff evacuated after Sidmouth chemical leak
- Credit: Archant
Staff at businesses complained of being sick after a chemical leak in Sidmouth which put one man in hospital.
Eyewitnesses said four fire engines and five ambulances rushed to deal with the spillage at Regency dry cleaners off Fore Street.
Nearby shops such as The Filling Station, Sporting Images and the National Trust were evacuated this afternoon, but have since been able to re-open.
A sign in Trumps however says it will remain closed due to the spillage at the dry cleaners in Cross Lane.
Staff at the National Trust shop contacted the fire service around noon because of the smell caused by the leak, and were told to leave the premises and open all windows and doors.
You may also want to watch:
After being checked by paramedics the employees were allowed back into the shops around 3.15pm.
But a spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fiore and Rescue said one man was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by ambulance as a precaution after complaining of a headache.
- 1 We're open again! Town's traders welcome back shoppers
- 2 Around the sitting room in 80 days with the amazing Diana, 98
- 3 Stableford jewel for Sidmouth member
- 4 Rewarding first night back For Sidmouth Running Club
- 5 Escot springs out of lockdown and they're wild about opening again
- 6 Young Vikings enjoy victory on the main pitch
- 7 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 8 Claire leaves political spotlight
- 9 Veterans called to muster in tribute to Prince Philip
- 10 Mighty Greens conquer Plym Trail marathon
The spillage has been contained and crews are now dealing with the clean-up of the fluid at the premises in Cross Lane.
See www.sidmouthherald.co.uk for further updates.