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Firefighters tackle acid leak

Firefighters and police have been dealing with a chemical incident in Hayburn Street in Partick, Glasgow.

A 250 litre drum of hydrochloric acid had been left lying in the street and passers-by reported seeing fumes rising from it.

Residents in the surrounding tenements were told to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.

The area was cordoned off for more than two hours but police have now reopened the road.

A spokesman for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said: "We took samples to identify the substance and then took steps to make it safe.

"Firefighters in gas-tight suits, and wearing breathing apparatus, removed the leaking drum and it was place in a sealed container. It will now be uplifted by environmental services."



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