Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Gas cylinders 'shot into air' during Hampshire fire

Firefighters dampening down cylinders
Image caption It was the second fire tackled within two days that involved portable gas cylinders

Gas cylinders that were blasted 40 metres into the air during a fire in Hampshire have been made safe.

Crews were called to the barn fire at a pheasantry off Lymore Lane, near Lymington, on Wednesday afternoon.

It was the second fire within two days that have involved portable gas cylinders.

Station manager Steve Quinn, of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said the damage presented "serious risk" to the community.

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