An appliance and crew from Newport Pagnell and Winslow, along with two appliances and crew from Oxfordshire, attended an incident involving white substance through a letter box of a first floor flat. Thames Valley Police were also in attendance.
One female was withdrawn from the property uninjured prior to the arrival of the fire crews. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and gas monitor. After inspection, the white powder was believed to be from a fire extinguisher and the homeowner was allowed to renter the property. Crews fitted the property with an arson letterbox and smoke alarm.
An appliance and crew from Broughton and West Ashland, along with two appliances and crew from Oxfordshire, attended an incident involving white substance through a letter box of a first floor flat.
Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and gas monitor. After inspection, the white powder was believed to be from a fire extinguisher. Crews offered advice to the properties effected and fitted an arson letterbox and smoke alarms to the property. Incident handed over to Thames Valley Police.
An unknow dry white powder was found in the area of Newport Pagnell. At the peek of the incident 15 appliances and crew were in attendance from Newport Pagnell, Broughton, West Ashland supported by appliances from Northamptonshire, Royal Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hertforshire. Also in attendance
- DIM (Detection Information and Monitoring) officer
- Hazmat officer
- Thames Valley Police
- South Central Ambulance Service
- HART (Hazardous Area Response Team)
A cordon was put in place and firefighters used two breathing apparatus to issue derobe packs to effected employees at local business.
The DIM team completed a wet test and, along with Police intel, identified the substance as dry powder from a number of fire extinguishers that had been stolen from a local petrol stations. Incident was handed over to Thames Valley Police for investigational purposes.
One appliance and crew from West Ashland attended.
The fire was out when they arrived. The fascia of a conservatory had suffered heat damage.
One appliance and crew from Buckingham and one from West Ashland attended, along with two officers.
Three plastic five litre canisters, emitting vapour, were found in the road. The road was closed while the firefighters worked to identify the substance they contained.
The substance was confirmed as 14 per cent hydrochloric acid. The road required professional cleaning and remained closed until this had taken place.
Thames Valley Police were also in attendance.
One appliance and crew from Beaconsfield, one from High Wycombe, one from Windsor Tinkers Lane, one from Gerrards Cross, and a support unit from Marlow attended, along with three officers.
Two chemicals had been mixed, causing a chemical reaction.
The site was evacuated. Thames Valley Police helped keep cordons in place.
The firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus and gauntlets. They removed a 25-litre chemical container, and used positive pressure ventilation to help clear fumes.
Four people were assessed by South Central Ambulance Service.
A plant room has been closed off, and the incident left with the site owners to arrange for the mixed chemicals to be removed.
One appliance and crew from Buckingham and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera, and gave first aid to a man suffering from burns to his arms.
One appliance and crew from Amersham, one from High Wycombe and two officers attended. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and gauntlets set up a cordon, checked and sealed the drums and stood them upright. A number of car parts were also dumped. The incident was left with Thames Valley Police.
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This tied up two of our fire engines and crews for more than an hour.
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Two appliances and crews from High Wycombe and two officers attended. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, contained the mercury, from a thermometer, in a spill kit, ventilated the area and gave advice.