Eight people treated following 'hazardous materials incident'

Emergency services have been dealing with a hazardous materials incident in Staffordshire.

They were first called to reports of a chemical incident at Premier Foods on Flashbrook Road in Knighton around 1:30pm this afternoon (27 November).

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue say they have a Decontamination Unit from Sandyford and the Environment Unit from Hanley at the scene, joining other crews from Stafford, Stone, Sandyford and Hanley.

West Midlands Ambulance Service also deployed its Hazardous Area Response Team, a critical care car from Midlands Air Ambulance, an ambulance and several paramedic officers.

Eight people were have been assessed and treated by ambulance staff on the scene for minor conditions.

All eight do not require hospital treatment and have since been discharged from care on scene.

Several agencies are continuing to deal with the incident, including the Environment Agency.

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