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Emergency services dealing with chemical incident in Co Clare

Fire service received a call to the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre at 6.30am.

The scene outside the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre.
The scene outside the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre.
Image: Patrick Flynn

Updated Feb 18th 2019, 12:43 PM

EMERGENCY SERVICES IN Co Clare are dealing with a suspected chemical incident at a leisure centre this morning.

The alarm was raised at around 6.30am when the fire service received a call to the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre on the Gort Road in Ennis.

Three units of the fire brigade from Ennis responded to the incident along with an ambulance, rapid response advanced paramedic unit and gardaí.

While the leisure facility and swimming pool are located at the rear of a local hotel and close to a supermarket and residential properties, no persons have been evacuated.

The area has however been cordoned off while the fire service deals with the incident.

It’s understood that a basement where chemicals for the maintenance of the pool are stored has flooded. Water was pumped out by the fire service and high levels of gas were detected following their inspection. 

Additional units of the fire brigade from Shannon have now arrived at the scene to assist with the operation. No one has been injured.

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