Fire fighters clearing chemical spill

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Four people have been taken to Christchurch Hospital after a chemical spill in an industrial area of Wigram.

A liquid had spilt from a drum in the yard of a freight forwarding company, Fire Service southern communications shift manager Andrew Norris said. The Fire Service had been alerted to the spill about 10am and a hazardous materials unit had been handling the incident.

An ambulance spokesman said four workers were taken to Christchurch Hospital as a precaution. The workers were observed to ensure they were okay, he said.

The liquid, which was yet to be identified, was not posing any risk to nearby properties or people, Mr Norris said.

Earlier, Fire Service southern communications shift manager Andrew Norris said the liquid had spilt from a drum in the yard of a freight forwarding company in the suburb of Wigram.

A hazardous materials unit was handling the spill, which had occurred in an industrial area.

The liquid, which was yet to be identified, was not posing any risk to nearby properties or people, Mr Norris said.

The Fire Service had been alerted to the spill at about 10am.

- APNZ

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