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Legoland Windsor evacuated after chemical fire

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Published: October 1, 2007 at 2:14 PM

About 2,000 visitors to Legoland Windsor in the United Kingdom were evacuated today after toxic chemicals stored in a shed near the park caught fire.

The BBC quoted a fire department spokesperson who reported that 800 liters of chlorine and 800 liters of hydrochloric acid burned. Officials evacuated the park as a precaution against visitors inhaling the fumes.

U.K. environmental officials are investigating.

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