23 Jun 2015

Major chemical spill near Timaru

3:01 pm on 23 June 2015

The Fire Service has set up cordons and is using hazmat gear to clean up an 800-litre chemical spill near Timaru.

fire truck

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Emergency services were called to the spill at a property on Meadows Road in Washdyke shortly before 1pm.

The building where the spill was located has been evacuated.

A Fire Service spokesperson said firefighters were wearing hazmat (hazardous material) suits.

It was not known what the chemical was.