Fire fighters sent to chemical reaction incident at Shropshire dairy business

Firefighters were scrambled to an incident involving a 'hazardous chemical reaction' at a Shropshire business overnight.

Muller Müller Yogurt & Desserts, at at Tern Valley Business Park, in Market Drayton, said it was because of a malfunctioning piece of machinery that was overheating.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service was scrambled to the Muller site at 11.45pm on Tuesday.

Two fire appliances, one from Hodnet and the other from Market Drayton, were sent with an operations officer.

A fire service spokesman said: "This incident involved concerns regarding a hazardous chemical reaction."

They used monitoring equipment and advice was given to by the service's hazardous materials officer before the fire fighters sent their incident stop message at 2.34am.

There were no reports of casualties.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say they have no record of responding to an incident at the site.

A spokesperson for Müller Yogurt & Desserts said: “Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended our Market Drayton site last night following the identification of a malfunctioning piece of machinery that was overheating.

"We can confirm that there is no safety risk, the site is operating to its full capacity and we are investigating the cause of the fault.”

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