Crews secure 'chemical spill' in drum after evacuation at Feversham Arms Hotel in North Yorkshire

Emergency services have isolated a chemical spill that sparked the evacuation of one of North Yorkshire's most famous hotels.

Crews were called to the 'chemical spill' at the Feversham Arms Hotel earlier today. Picture: Google.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the Feversham Arms Hotel, in Helmsley, Ryedale, at about 1pm today.

Crews found that the "accidental chemical spill" had produced gas, a spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

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While it was contained, and there is no wider risk to the public, people were evacuated from the hotel and some neighbouring properties, he added.

However, in a new update, the fire service said crews have now managed to secure the leak.

The spokesman said: "Crews have managed to remove the chemicals and place them in a secure drum."