Firefighters respond to ‘chemical leak’ at Walton Summit Industrial Estate in Bamber Bridge as safety cordon put in place

A “chemical leak” was reported at Walton Park Industrial Estate in Bamber Bridge.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 18th July 2022, 2:15 pm
Updated Monday, 18th July 2022, 6:22 pm

Three fire engines from Leyland and Preston attended a “hazardous materials incident” in Brierley Road shortly after 10.55am on Monday (July 18).

The incident involved a “chemical leak”, according to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

“Firefighters are working with United Utilities and other partners to make the scene safe,” a spokesman added.

“No injuries have been reported.”

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The incident reportedly involved a tanker that had leaked, according to eyewitness reports.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said: “We are attending in an advisory capacity to ensure there is no adverse effect on the drainage network.

Three fire engines attended a “hazardous materials incident” in Brierley Road (Picture by: Kelvin Stuttard)

“This has not affected drinking water supplies in the area.”

A 50m safety cordon was put in place near Evans Vanodine International as firefighters washed down the tanker and the surrounding area.

A number of police vehicles also attended to block off a section of Brierley Road.

Firefighters remained in attendance for approximately five and a half hours.

A section of the road was closed while crews made the area safe (Picture by: Kelvin Stuttard)
Firefighters worked alongside United Utilities and other partners (Picture by: Kelvin Stuttard)