Gloucestershire

Chemical explosion fear evacuates Staverton factory

Firefighters being decontaminated
Image caption Some 37 firefighters were called to the Dowty Propellers factory

A Gloucestershire factory was evacuated amid fears a drum of chemicals would explode.

About 37 firefighters were called to the Dowty Propellers factory in Staverton at about 15:30 BST on Monday.

They found a chemical reaction taking place inside a drum, threatening to burst it.

Firefighters managed to cordon off the vessel and cool it down, preventing it from spilling.

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