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15 treated after chemical spill

South West Ambulance Service say 15 people needed treatment for 'minor injuries and eye irritations' after a chemical spill in Pool.

None were taken to hospital or required further treatment.

Emergency services were called in on Tuesday after a drum reportedly fell off a lorry on Dudnance Lane. The area was been cordoned off, with crews from six areas on the scene, along with police and ambulance services.

Fire crews at the chemical spill in Pool Credit: @FalmouthCFRS

Fire crews tackle chemical spill near Redruth

People are being advised to avoid the area around Dudnance Lane. Credit: Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service

Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill at a laundry company in Pool, near Redruth.

The incident started after a drum reportedly fell off a lorry on Dudnance Lane. The area has been cordoned off, with crews from six areas on the scene, along with police and ambulance services.

People are being advised to avoid the surrounding area.

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Chief Fire Officers insist they will cope with strike

Chief Fire Officers across the West Country insist their services will be able to respond to emergencies when firefighters go on strike tomorrow. But they warn response times could be slower.

The Fire Brigades Union has called a four hour strike starting at midday. Its members are unhappy about proposed changes to their retirement age and pension contributions. Duncan Sleightholme reports.

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