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Fire crews respond to spillage of unknown chemical

  • 9th August 2021
Bury Road was closed to allow crews to deal with the incident – Photo: Terry Hawkins

Multiple fire crews from across Suffolk were called to a chemical spill in Brandon early this afternoon.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service were called to the incident on Bury Road at 12.03pm today, Monday 9th August.

Bury Road was closed in both directions to allow firefighters to deal with the spillage of around 20 litres of an unknown liquid.

Fire appliances from Bury St Edmunds, Brandon, Mildenhall, Beccles, Haverhill and Newmarket were mobilised.

The unidentified chemical was reported to have spilled from a lorry which had left the scene.

Fire crews made contact with the company who owned the lorry and was told this was liquid food waste.

Appliances from Haverhill and Beccles that were still en route to the incident were stood down and the spillage was cleared.

Officers from Suffolk Police were also in attendance.

A stop to the incident was called at 1.13pm and the road has now reopened.

The chemical had spilled from a lorry – Photo: Brandon Fire Station

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