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Industrial estate evacuated in chemical scare

PUBLISHED: 15:28 29 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:20 06 July 2010

Up to 70 people have been evacuated at Great Yarmouth's Gapton Hall industrial estate this afternoon after a CO2 leak from a tanker.

The leak happened at about 12.

Up to 70 people have been evacuated at Great Yarmouth's Gapton Hall industrial estate this afternoon after a CO2 leak from a tanker.

The leak happened at about 12.20pm while a tanker was delivering CO2 to FlameSkill in Moreton Peto Road.

FlameSkill and neighbouring business units were evacuated as at least six firecrews were called in to tackle the leak.

The area remains closed off while firefighters wait to see if the CO2 leak has been contained and removed.

FlameSkill supplies, maintains and tests firefighting and safety equipment.

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