Road closed off after 'chemical incident' causes residents to vomit

Road closed off after 'chemical incident' causes residents to vomit

All three emergency services were on the scene at Alwold Crescent in Lee within minutes and the road was closed off.

Scotland Yard said the incident was not believed to be crime-related.

There have been five fire engines, paramedics and several police officers dealing with the incident.

London Fire Brigade said a chemical response team was trying to establish the cause.

The spokesperson added: "There was a smell of an unknown chemical at an address in the area and we are investigating that".

"Some people have been taken to hospital also as a precaution". He said they were investigating whether it is terror related, but told us not panic.

A witness told The Sun: 'I could see the emergency services outside my house.

"They've been rushed into hospital".

The LFB spokesperson told IBTimes UK that no elevated chemical readings were recorded by authorities.