Cleaning products mix to become ‘toxic gas’ at Colchester health club

Fire crews were called to an oil fire in Colchester Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fire crews were called to an oil fire in Colchester Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Fire crews have been called to a Colchester health club after cleaning products mixed to create a ‘toxic gas’.

Emergency services were called to the scene, in Grange Way, at around 11.40am today.

Six fire crews, from Wivenhoe, Clacton, Halstead and Rayleigh Weir, were called to attend.

A spokesman for Essex County Fire and Rescuer Service said: “Firefighters were called to assist at an incident which happened at a health club where two cleaning products had been accidentally mixed and had caused a toxic smell and gas.

“One person who was affected by the gas was given care by the Ambulance Service.


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“The affected area was quickly contained and fire crews were able to leave the scene in the care of the club at 12.10pm”

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