Dorset

Asbestos garage fire in Poole prompts evacuation

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes in Dorset earlier after a fire in a garage which contained asbestos.

Firefighters were called to South Park Road, Wallisdown, Poole, at 1558 GMT.

The fire caused severe damage to the garage and a car inside, which firefighters described as "fairly new".

Environmental health department officers are due to clear the asbestos debris from the gardens of affected properties on Wednesday.

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