Drains likely cause of mystery fumes

Boyatt wood incident

Flashback to Boyatt wood incident

Fumes which led to a Boyatt Wood dental surgery being evacuated and a shopping centre car park being cordoned off last week  most likely came from drains – possibly from another premises – a spokesperson for the practice has said.

Three members of staff were effected by the smell and Hampshire Fire and Rescue mobilised five fire appliances to the scene on Monday May 14.

Fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus investigated the surgery while ambulances stood by, but they could not determine the exact source of the fumes.

None of the staff have experienced any ill effects since and the surgery is continuing to operate normally.

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  3 comments for “Drains likely cause of mystery fumes

  1. Stephen Slominski
    May 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Well even if it was all ‘storm in a tea cup’ no one was hurt and I find it reassuring to see that despite spending cuts our local emergency services still have the capability of responding rapidly and in numbers to a potential chemical emergency

    • Sam Snook
      May 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      The coalition goverment announced that there will be up to £10m additional support for Pupil Premium.

      I wonder,if the Lib Fibs know?

  2. Peter Stewart
    May 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Drains were the downfall of Dennis Nilsen. I know this may seem off topic, but after what Nilsen did, maybe a strange smell from a drain really does constitute a full scale emergency. For those who have forgotten, Nilsen murdered several young men in his flat in London in the early 1980s and flushed their body parts down the loo. He also stored their remains in his wardrobe (which got a tad smelly and aroused suspicion). But it was the drains which got him (or rather the drainage guy who discovered the bits down the drains). Phew!

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