Kelso factory at centre of chemical scare gets the all clear

A CHEMICAL scare at the Border Precision engineering factory on the Pinnacle Hill industrial estate in Kelso is over, writes Bob Burgess.

Fire chief downgraded the incident to a small fire in ducting and all appliances from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue service have left.

Specialised crews were sent from Edinburgh when the company reported vapour coming from aluminium filings in the factory.

Fire chiefs were worried about a chemical reaction if they came into contact with oil.

Four crew members wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and a thermal imaging camera was used to carry out checks.

One hose reel was used and the building was ventilated and given the all clear.