Doncaster chemical leak: Police urge public to close windows and doors

South Yorkshire Police, Fire and Rescue Services have been dealing with a suspected ammonia leak at Doncaster Dome since just before 5am this morning

The Dome Leisure Center Lakeside Doncaster South Yorkshire England UK
Police and firefighters are dealing with a suspected chemical incident at the Dome Leisure Centre

Police have urged the public to close their windows and doors following a suspected ammonia leak at a leisure centre.

Officers tackle a “chemical incident” at Doncaster Dome, a local leisure center and arena.

They are currently tackling the ammonia leak and are working with the South Yorkshire Fire Service.

Two employees were present during the incident this morning, one was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The risk to the public is estimated to be low, but those living near the cathedral have been told to keep their windows and doors closed.

A police spokesman told the Mirror: “Emergency services are dealing with a chemical incident at Doncaster Dome on Bawtry Road.

No roads are currently closed, but officials urged residents to close their doors and windows


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“Our officers along with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are currently on the scene to deal with a suspected ammonia leak.

“While the risk to the public is low, residents near the cathedral are being urged to keep windows and doors closed.

“Fire services were called to the incident just before 5am this morning (May 22) and are expected to remain in the area for a while and disruption to traffic and buses is expected.”

In a statement published on its website, The Dome said that at 5am this morning, a security alarm went off at the plants cooling the ice rink at the centre.

They said there was a quick response, minimizing the impact on the venue and surrounding area.

They added: “Two staff members who were at the venue were unharmed but one was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“We can confirm that the site has now been made safe, no one was harmed and we do not anticipate any impact on the environment.

“The dome is expected to open at 9am today but the ice caps will remain closed for the day. We are grateful to the emergency services for their quick response.”

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue previously told residents: “Please avoid the area while we deal with this incident.

“Keep windows and doors closed if you live nearby.”

But around 7:30 a.m. this morning, the fire department confirmed the incident had been dealt with and said their crews were leaving the area.

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