HAZMAT INCIDENT AT SOMERSBY POOL CHEMICAL FACTORY

Two people have been taken to hospital following a HAZMAT incident at a Somersby pool chemical factory.

Around 40 people were evacuated from the building on Pile Road just after 10 o’clock this morning…

After the fumes from a chemical reaction sparked a small blaze.

“The sprinkler system did activate at that time, which managed to contain the fire to the location.” Inspector Mark Delves – Fire and Rescue NSW.

Dozens were treated for coughing and watering eyes, following exposure to the fumes.

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Skaie Hull is a News and Sports Reporter. She has a strong passion for local news and believes regional communities need a voice. Skaie grew up on the Central Coast and in Newcastle. Prior to joining the NBN team in 2016, Skaie worked as a journalist for Seven News, Queensland and was also PR & Media Advisor for YMCA NSW and TAFE NSW. She attended the University of the Sunshine Coast.