Homes evacuated after Norris Green cylinder fire

People living near a rubbish fire on a Liverpool road were evacuated from their homes overnight after fire crews discovered a gas cylinder.

Homes on Lewisham Road, Norris Green, were cleared at 2230 BST on Saturday when the 94kg acetylene cylinder was found near the flames.

Residents were accommodated at Ellergreen Sports Centre and a police cordon remains around the fire site.

The cylinder is being cooled by hoses to allow residents to return later.

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