Seven people have been hospitalised after a chemical spill in Melbourne’s west on Wednesday.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade was called to a depot of trucking company Toll Global Logistics in Laverton North after hydrofluoric acid was spilled at 10.48am.
There were 33 firefighters at the industrial property in Fitzgerald Road, with more expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon.
Five firefighters and two members of the public were taken to hospital as a precaution after they were affected by the fumes.
Ambulance Victoria remained on the scene on standby.
Hydrofluoric acid, a corrosive and poisonous chemical, was found to be leaking from a drum.