Health club evacuated following leak

Frost Hill, Congresbury

A health club had to be evacuated following a leak from a tank containing swimming pool cleaning chemicals.

Firefighters were called after staff reported fumes coming from a plant room within the complex. An investigation found the cause to be a leak from a 1,000 litre tank.

Crews in breathing apparatus found the leak had been contained by a bund which prevented the chemicals from spreading.

Two people who felt unwell as a result of the fumes were treated at the scene by paramedics and did not require any hospital treatment.

The incident was left in the hands of the centre management to arrange for the tank to be pumped out and repaired.