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.