Brentwood building evacuated after chemical leak

A building was evacuated after a chemical leak in Brentwood yesterday (Thursday, September 21).

Firefighters from Brentwood and Grays were called to The Foyer, in Chindits Lane, Warley, after reports of a strong smell of ammonia in the kitchen at about 1pm.

The day centre premises were evacuated and crews wore breathing apparatus while investigating the cause of the ammonia.

They found that a fridge was leaking the chemical and the ventilated the kitchen area.

They were at the day centre for just over an hour, and left by 2.15pm.

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