10 Oct 2015

Auckland fire crews tackle chemical leak

6:34 am on 10 October 2015

Firefighters in Auckland have worked overnight to contain a spill in an industrial area of Parnell.

The Fire Service says pesticides and adhesive had leaked from a container in a yard.

They were called to Stanley Street in Parnell at 9:45pm.

The fire service said a decontamination unit had been set up to deal with the 1,000 litre leak of what it describes as toxic, flammable chemicals, from a container.

About 30 firefighters in decontaminant suits spent several hours containing it, using an absorbant.