Fire Rescue Victoria

FRV Hazmat crew called to Parkville

Tuesday 17 November 2020 5:33am

Approximately 20 firefighters, including FRV’s specialist Hazmat unit, responded to a chemical spill in Parkville just after 12:15pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived at Grattan Street in six minutes and worked with an FRV Scientific Officer and Hazmat crews to contain the incident, which was in a research facility washroom.

More than 100 people were evacuated from the building as a safety precaution while firefighters mitigated the spill.

FRV crews determined that a reaction had occurred between two chemicals that mixed together with water.

The incident was declared under control at around 2:15pm and firefighters remained on scene into the afternoon to ensure the scene was safe.

Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria assisted FRV at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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