The London Well being Membership has been evacuated because of a chemical spill


Around 900 people have been evacuated from a gym in London because “chemical incident“.

The London Fire Brigade said a mixture of chemicals at the Canary Wharf site caused “high concentrations of smoke and vapor” inside the building.

In a statement, station commander Dave Hill, who is at the scene, said: “Crews conducted a search of the building and found elevated readings.

“Firefighters have ventilated the building and are monitoring smoke development.

“As a precaution, we evacuated around 900 people from the building.”

The brigade was called to reports of chemical odor just after 9am and the incident is ongoing.

London Fire Brigade officers visit the scene of the chemical spill in Canary Wharf Credit: PA

Two fire engines from Millwall and Poplar fire stations and two fire rescue units from Bethnal Green and Euston fire stations are on site.

The incident comes less than two weeks after 29 people were hospitalized following a chlorine gas leak at the Aquatics Center in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Around 200 people were evacuated on March 23, firefighters from London Fire and Rescue said.