Berkshire

Fire crews remove Theale business park gas cylinder

Firefighters at scene
Image caption About 30 firefighters attended the incident on Monday morning

Fire crews have removed a gas cylinder involved in a fire which sparked an evacuation in Berkshire.

A 200m (650ft) exclusion zone was put in place at the Kennet Weir business park in Theale on Monday morning.

Train services around Reading were disrupted as the cordon affected the rail line while workers at nearby offices were moved to safety.

The cordon was reduced to 50m (162ft) before it was fully lifted when the cylinder was removed earlier.

The first exclusion zone included the railway and meant trains from Reading to Westbury were halted until 1530 GMT on Monday.

A specialist robot brought in from the London Fire Brigade was used to remotely assess the cylinder.

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