School building evacuated due to chemical incident

Staff and pupils were evacuated from a school's science block after a chemical incident.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 6:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 6:17 pm
Westleigh High School

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to Westleigh High School on Wednesday due to vapours in a storeroom.

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Other news: Council issues under-age alert for tan salonsThe chemicals were removed by fire crews and put in a fume cupboard.

Staff and pupils had to be evacuated from the building, which is separate to the rest of the school, but no-one was hurt.

Emergency service crews remained at the school late on Wednesday afternoon and Wigan Council's health and safety team also attended.