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Firefighters called to chemical smell near Newbury Racecourse

Painting products discovered to be cause

Jane Meredith

Jane Meredith


01635 886637


Firefighters were called to a reported chemical smell at new houses by Newbury Racecourse yesterday (Friday) evning.

Two fire engines from Newbury Fire Station were called at 9.50pm, to Chattenham House, Racecourse Road.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus inspected a bin store and discovered left over painting products, and brought three pots of paint out of the store.

Firefighters left the scene at 11.30pm.

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