Hazmat incident in Hume

The hazardous materials crew is investigating a substance which has leaked from a delivery vehicle overnight at a Hume business.

As a precautionary measure, about 35 staff have been evacuated from the site on Tralee Street.

The area has been isolated as the firefighters determine what the substance is.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident about 7:30am this morning. In addition to the hazardous materials unit, two pumpers and a commander are on scene.

There is no threat to surrounding businesses.

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