A fire that broke out at a West Cumbrian trading estate is now under control and the A597 has reopened.

Police officers have stood down from the scene at Clay Flatts Trading Estate as the emergency response has been scaled back.

Firefighters have put out the blaze, there is not believed to be any danger from gas canisters and there is no perceived threat to the public.

Those that were evacuated from nearby properties have been allowed to return.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

The alarm was raised shortly before 9am and five fire crews attended the incident.

Reports suggest that locals could see smoke coming from one of the premises.

The fire happened in a commercial garage. Three vehicles were alight and there was a concern about compressed gas cylinders in the premises.

People were asked to avoid the area and there was a 200m exclusion zone in place.

The fire has now been put out, but firefighters will remain at the scene.

The cause of the blaze is not known.

There appears to be no risk from airborne contamination, police say.

The A597 was closed from the Matalan roundabout to the entrance of Lowther Road.