The fire service was called back to an incident we first attended on October 24 at a veterinary practice in Chelmsford.
The specialist cleaning company which was bought in to deal with the chemical had just received the results of their tests and they had passed their findings to the Police.
Incident Commander Darren Holliday said:
“We received a call today from the Police who had received information from the specialist company that the tests had showed the chemical could potentially be explosive and flammable. Due to the seriousness of this initial information we mobilised our specialist HAZMAT and DIM units along with three support fire engines and a number of specialist officers.
“We used our gas analysis equipment to search the whole property. The results of these tests were negative for any explosive and flammable gases. There was no trace of the chemical still inside the building, so we were able to declare the property safe.
“We have briefed Police and the cleaning company of our findings and left the property in their care.”