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Some Newquay garage fire evacuees allowed home

Some people who were evacuated from households on Monday evening while firefighters put out a fire at a garage in Newquay have been allowed home.

Because of fears gas cylinders could explode, a 200m exclusion zone was set up around the site in Tor Road after the fire broke out

The cordon was cut to 45m and some people were allowed home at about midnight. The road remains closed.

Crews were still on scene to cool the cylinders, the fire service said.

Appliances from Newquay, St Columb, Truro and St Austell were called to the fire at about 1835 BST.

As well as the gas cylinders, crews were also concerned about tyres inside the 10m by 5m (32ft by 16ft) building catching fire.

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