A ‘chemical smell’ has sparked a school evacuation after three people attended hospital.
Emergency services were called to Brimble Hill Primary School in Tadpole Lane, Swindon, shortly before 9am this morning (Wednesday).
Numerous fire engines, police cars and ambulances are on scene – with pupils being sent home at around midday.
Nearby Uplands School was also evacuated, with pupils sent home.
Two other schools – Abbey Park School and Red Oaks School – were locked down on the advice of fire officials.
A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “[We] were called to Brimble Hill Primary School, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon at 8:46am after reports of a chemical smell and some people feeling unwell.
“Crews from Westlea and Stratton attended and have been investigating the cause of the smell.
“The incident is ongoing and further specialist technical support is being provided by Avon Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause of the smell.
“Three people have attended hospital with reported symptoms after being on site, but their condition is not serious.
“As a precaution, the school has been evacuated as was neighbouring Uplands School and Swindon Borough Council have been working with the schools to ensure pupils are returned home safely.
“A major incident has not been declared.”
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