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Lots of fire/police in the Southwark st Peabody

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Friday 5 May 2006 7.40pm
We've had a load of fireman (in breathing apparatus) plus some police & ?utilities guys swarming over the estate and cordoning off Block H. The best explanation we got was "there was a funny smell".

Does anyone know what's been happening? What kind of 'funny smell' gets you half a dozen fire engines? And if it was gas shouldn't they have told us to stop cooking...?
Saturday 6 May 2006 10.34am
There was a funny smell in one of the stairwells of the block. Apparently one of the residents of the block had called police to say that they thought it was CS gas, because it made their eyes stream and they couldn't breathe properly. Guess the fire brigade attended as a precaution.......
Sunday 7 May 2006 6.04pm
Thank you! Was rather confused by all the fuss. Not sure I'd recognise CS gas... but will look out for it :-)

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