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Gas cylinder fire forces worker evacuation in Aberdeen

Emergency services at the scene [Pic: Robert Goodbrand]
Image caption The emergency services were called to the scene

A gas cylinder fire in Aberdeen has forced workers to be evacuated and a 200m cordon to be set up.

The emergency services were called to the city's Hareness Road at about 0720 BST.

The blaze started inside the National Oilwell Varco buildings, which were evacuated. It is understood that people in nearby homes will not be asked to leave.

All the roads in the area have had to be closed. No-one was hurt.

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