Norfolk

Fire in Norfolk garage forces villagers from homes

About 40 people living near a garage in Norfolk have been moved out of their homes because of a fire.

The fire broke out on Friday morning at Mundford near Thetford. A 200m-exclusion zone has been set up because gas cylinders are kept in the workshop.

Norfolk fire service said it had about 30 firefighters at the scene. Police said flames had spread to the garage from a van fire.

The A134 road through the village will be closed for the morning, police said.

Firefighters said it could take up to three hours to cool the cylinders and make the area safe.

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