More than 40 people evacuated after suspected chemical leak

A person has been treated by paramedics and more than 40 people have been evacuated from a warehouse after a suspected chemical leak in Melbourne's west. About 20 firefighters, including specialist Hazmat crews, were called to the site on Nitton Drive in Truganina about 8.20am after a caller reported a "strong vapour" to Triple-Zero. READ MORE: Victoria records 1503 new cases of COVID-19 as testing sites swamped "Firefighters arrived on scene to find a chemical had spilled from a drum into a contained area and evacuated 40 people," a Fire Rescue Victoria spokesperson said. "Hazmat crews are on scene working to mitigate the spill." Victoria Police also remain at the scene.

A person has been treated by paramedics and more than 40 people have been evacuated from a warehouse after a suspected chemical leak in Melbourne's west.

About 20 firefighters, including specialist Hazmat crews, were called to the site on Nitton Drive in Truganina about 8.20am after a caller reported a "strong vapour" to Triple-Zero.

READ MORE: Victoria records 1503 new cases of COVID-19 as testing sites swamped

"Firefighters arrived on scene to find a chemical had spilled from a drum into a contained area and evacuated 40 people," a Fire Rescue Victoria spokesperson said.

"Hazmat crews are on scene working to mitigate the spill."

Victoria Police also remain at the scene.

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