Barnstaple premises evacuated after ammonia gas leak

Joseph Bulmer

A premises at Queen Street in Barnstaple was evacuated on Thursday afternoon after a first floor fridge began leaking what was thought to be ammonia gas.

When two Barnstaple fire engines arrived at around 5.20pm, four fire fighters donned breathing apparatus and protective clothing before entering the building and removing the fridge, which was giving off fumes.

An environmental pack was also used to deal with the incident.