Fire crews evacuate Ealing Broadway Centre after chemical leak as three people treated

Fire crews evacuate Ealing Broadway Centre after chemical leak as three people treated

April 13, 2022

DOZENS of gym-goers have been evacuated from a posh health centre this afternoon after a chemical leak was reported.

Three people have been treated by paramedics following the frightening incident at the Nuffield in Ealing Broadway.

Around 60 people were told to leave the gym as a precaution.

Firefighters are this afternoon sweeping the building to find if there are any chemical readings that are higher than they should be.

The street has been closed while investigations continue.

A spokesperson from the Met Police said: "Police were called at 12.51pm to reports of a suspected chlorine leak or spill at Ealing Broadway Centre in W5.

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"Police, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service attended.

"At the scene two people were treated by medics for chemical inhalation.

"Road closures are in place and buses have been re-routed."

An official from the fire brigade said: "Around 60 people have been evacuated as a precaution and three people have been assessed on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

"The Brigade was called at 11.40am and is still on the scene.

"Two fire engines from Ealing and Acton fire stations and two fire rescue units from Wembley and Bexley fire stations are at the scene."

Local MP Rupa Huq said shops are open as normal.

Sharing a tweet from Ealing Broadway, she said: "Suspected gas leak in Ealing Broadway.

"High Street cordoned off and large number of emergency response vehicles.

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"Shops all operating, business as usual."

Sun Online has contacted Nuffield for comment.

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