Incident at Swim, Birchley Island Retail Park

Ten people evacuated from swimming pool in Oldbury



Published on 1 April 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in 2 minutes 30 seconds

Birchley Island Retail Park, Birchley Island, Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury B69 4RJ, UK

Shortly before 9am on Saturday 1 April we were mobilised to an incident at Swim on Birchley Island Retail Park, Oldbury.

The incident involved a chemical leak within the plant room of the swimming pool. Ten people were evacuated, with two people suffering with breathing difficulties. The leak was contained to the building.

Two fire engines and our hazardous materials team responded, together with colleagues from the ambulance service.

The first crew were at the scene within three minutes of being mobilised.

Our teams are ventilating the building and our specialist officers are using air monitoring equipment to make sure the area is safe.

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Firefighters in breathing apparatus have used equipment from our hazardous materials unit to bring the incident to a successful conclusion.

Crews will shortly be leaving the incident.

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