Hampshire Fire and Rescue wish to reassure Hedge End residents that there is no threat to public health following the incident earlier this evening which led to the temporary closure of the Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer superstores at the retail park.
HFRS have released the following press statement and photographs from the scene:
We have this evening attended a refrigerant leak at the Hedge End Retail Park on Toolbar Way, Hedge End, Hampshire.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to reassure residents in the local area that there is no public health warning, following earlier reports of a gas leak.
Our control operators mobilised four appliances from Hightown, St Mary’s and Redbridge Fire Stations, together with our Hazardous Materials Detection Identification and Monitoring Team (HAZMAT) at 17:29.
We worked in partnership with the South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Constabulary to make the scene safe. The stop message was received at 20:55.
One casualty was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.