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Residents evacuated after chemical incident

Firefighters have been ventilating the property.

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Residents have been evacuated after a suspected chemical incident in North Lanarkshire.

Emergency services were called to the sheltered housing complex on York Street, Wishaw, at around 2.35pm on Saturday.

Residents from the surrounding area had to be removed following reports of an incident involving a chemical cleaning agent.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “There are no casualties and firefighters are currently on scene ventilating the property.”

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