Fire breaks out at Verwood chemicals plant

Firefighters have tackled a chemical fire at a Dorset industrial estate.

They were called to Ebblake Industrial Estate in Verwood at about 16:30 GMT following reports of a small explosion and fire at a chemical cleaning plant.

The fire was extinguished and firefighters using breathing apparatus and chemical protection equipment inspected the site for leaks.

There were no reports of any injuries. Officials from the Environment Agency were also at the scene.

Dorset Fire and Rescue said steps were taken to mitigate the effects of contaminated run-off water from the efforts to tackle the fire.

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