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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Blaze wrecks Cumbrian garage full of gas cannisters

A garage containing flammable gas cannisters has gone up in flames.

Whitehaven garage fire photo
The remains of the garage

Firefighters rushed to Overend Road, in Whitehaven where one described the blaze as “ferocious”.

The garage belonged to a nearby home and had a car in it.

Firefighters were called to the incident yesterday afternoon.

The blaze was almost out when they realised the building contained cannisters of flammable gas – propane and CO2.

They then evacuated the area while these cooled down.

An hour later they ruled the cannisters safe and tidied up the scene.

They returned to Whitehaven station just after 5pm.

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