Scunthorpe Pods 'football' evacuation: Steps being taken 'to prevent an incident like this occurring again'
Steps are being taken to try and avoid a repeat of last night's incident at the Pods in Scunthorpe which saw the evacuation of visitors and staff from the leisure centre.
A spokeswoman for North Lincolnshire Council said this morning (Thursday): "A fire alarm was activated at The Pods in Scunthorpe last night at around 8.15pm. The building was evacuated safely and quickly. There were about 60 people that were evacuated, but they were allowed to go back into the building after 15 minutes when the fire brigade made sure it was safe to do so. A football match was taking place in the sports hall and the football hit the fire alarm sensor, which activated it.
“The council is taking action to prevent an incident like this occurring again.”
Last night, following the arrival of emergency services, it was estimated that 150 people had been evacuated from the building, off Ashby Road.
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