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HAZMAT called to chlorine leak at Greensborough pool

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05 Jul 2019
MFB’s specialist HAZMAT firefighters have spent the morning working to contain a chlorine leak at an aquatic centre in Greensborough.

Crews were called to Flintoff Street just before 6am after a strong smell of chlorine was reported.

Thankfully, three staff at the scene evacuated the premises safely and there are no reports of injury.

Initial crews arrived on scene within six minutes and found a small leak of chlorine in the plant room.

Additional MFB resources were responded to the incident due to difficulties with containing the leak.

Wearing breathing apparatus, the firefighters quickly set up an exclusion zone and isolated the leak before working to ventilate the affected area.

MFB has issued a community advice message asking Greensborough residents to avoid the surrounding area.

At the height of the incident there were approximately 40 firefighters on scene, with a contingent of five pumpers, HAZMAT and breathing apparatus appliances and five other units.

Victoria Police have cordoned off an area around the swimming pool to ensure the public remain safe, and Ambulance Victoria paramedics are standing by to assist.  

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