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Firefighters were called to a chemical smell at a health club in London’s Canary Wharf financial district, prompting the evacuation of 900 people.

A mixture of chemicals caused high levels of smoke and fumes in the building, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said.

Station Commander Dave Hill, who was on the scene, said: ‘Crews scanned the building and found high readings.

“Firefighters have ventilated the building and are monitoring smoke levels. We evacuated about 900 people from the building as a precaution.

The brigade was called just after 9 a.m. and the incident continues. Two fire engines from Millwall and Poplar fire stations and two fire rescue units from Bethnal Green and Euston fire stations are at the scene.

More details to follow…

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