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Chemical reaction forces home evacuation

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/12/2016
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A Kaipara home has been evacuated as part of a 100 metre exclusion zone following a chemical reaction incident in Northland.

Fire services say the chemical reaction is continuing and crews remain on scene after it's believed the chemicals were incorrectly mixed or came into contact when they should not have on Thursday morning.

"The reaction is still producing a gas and one patient is being treated by paramedics," a spokesman told NZ Newswire.

It's understood that person has only minor injuries.

Fire services say the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

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