West Midlands Fire Service at chemical incident at Birmingham retail park

West Midlands Fire and Rescue service are dealing with a chemical incident at a retail park in Oldbury, in Birmingham.

Ten people were evacuated from SWIM next to the JD Gyms building, after the mixing of chemicals released a small gas cloud.

Two people are being treated by ambulance crews at the scene, after complaining about breathing difficulties.

Chemicals were being mixed as the normal day to day procedure at the swimming pool.

The fire service and a specialist team will remain at the scene, until the building is correctly ventilated.

West Midlands Fire service were called at 8:55am this morning, and arrive in a minute and a half.

A spokesperson from Swim! said: “We’d like to thank the fire service and paramedics for their attendance this morning after the unfortunate accidental mixing of a small amount of incompatible chemicals in our plant room.

"We can assure all of our customers that no one was hurt as a result of this minor incident and that our venue remains safe to use.”