Woman treated by paramedics following spillage at petrol station

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(Last Updated On: April 28, 2018)

Emergency services were called to an incident at a petrol station in Torquay yesterday afternoon, Friday 27th April.

One fire engine from Torquay attended reports of a spillage, with a woman reported to have fuel on her clothing.

Ambulance crews also attended the scene and the area was temporarily cordoned off. The woman was administered oxygen therapy due to fume inhalation.

Fire crews washed the spillage from the forecourt.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said on their website: ”

On arrival at the scene crew confirmed a small amount of fuel on the forecourt of a garage, all the petrol pumps have been isolated. Crew have requested the attendance of the ambulance service as one female with fuel on her clothes is suffering from the inhalation of fumes, they are administering oxygen therapy.

“A small quantity of petrol sprayed from a petrol pump onto a female adult customer, the fuel was washed away into receptors using one hose reel, oxygen therapy rendered to the female who was left in the hands of ambulance crew.”

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