Fire breaks out at laboratory - dangerous chemical specialists called to Willow Lane industrial estate

Wimbledon Guardian: Twenty firemen are fighting flames at the scene Twenty firemen are fighting flames at the scene

A man has been injured after a laboratory was set ablaze.

Thirty-five firefighters battled a fire on the first floor of an industrial estate in Willow Lane, Mitcham at 7.18am today.

Six fire engines with specialist equipment to combat potentially dangerous chemicals attended at the scene.

A 39-year-old man was treated for burns and taken to St George's Hospital as a priority, a London Ambulance spokesman said.

Paramedics also sent a hazardous area response team.

Fire crews did a sweep of the building to see whether there were any raised levels of chemicals inside the laboratory but none were found.

The fire was under control by 9.16am and the building was handed back to the owners.

Did you see the fire? Call the Merton newsdesk on 020 8722 6335 or email louisa.clarence@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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9:33am Wed 23 Apr 14

CPN says...

Why are the chemical specialists dangerous? Perhaps the heading should be better worded
Why are the chemical specialists dangerous? Perhaps the heading should be better worded CPN
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10:58am Wed 23 Apr 14

sue from cheam says...

Another article written by an amateur reporter ....................
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Another article written by an amateur reporter .................... . sue from cheam
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7:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Elcapitanqueen says...

Perhaps you should just read the article instead of nitpicking and while you're there, both of you suggest a better headline!

It reads perfectly well to me. There were dangerous chemicals involved and they required specialists to assist. So dangerous chemical specialists were called in.

Rant over
Perhaps you should just read the article instead of nitpicking and while you're there, both of you suggest a better headline! It reads perfectly well to me. There were dangerous chemicals involved and they required specialists to assist. So dangerous chemical specialists were called in. Rant over Elcapitanqueen
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