All-Clear Given After Hazardous Leak

FIREFIGHTERS and police gave the all-clear this afternoon (Monday) on a building that was closed for almost eight hours following fears there had been a chemical leak inside. Caxton Point in Caxton Way, Stevenage, was closed by emergency services at 6.03a

FIREFIGHTERS and police gave the all-clear this afternoon (Monday) on a building that was closed for almost eight hours following fears there had been a chemical leak inside.

Caxton Point in Caxton Way, Stevenage, was closed by emergency services at 6.03am today, following reports of heavy chemical fumes coming from the building. It was re-opened again at 1.24pm.

This afternoon, after the building had been ventilated, firefighters said the building was clear of any contamination. They also carried out tests on air samples from inside the complex.

The cause of the problem, according to the Hertfordshire Fire Service, was the smell of petrol coming from generators held in a store area of the building.

One person was treated for minor breathing problems at the scene, but did not need hospital treatment, and one member of the public with a heart condition is understood to have gone to Lister Hospital as a precaution for a check-up.

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