Nottingham

Homes evacuated over Selston gas cylinder fire for second night

Some residents evacuated because of a fire involving gas cylinders in Nottinghamshire are spending a second night away from home.

Firefighters were called to a shed fire at Nottingham Road in Selston at about 02:00 BST on Monday.

More than 50 residents had to leave their homes and a 200m (656ft) cordon was put in place.

Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution, a Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

A 75m (246ft) cordon remained in place on Monday evening and several families were expected to stay with relatives or in a hotel.

Firefighters were expected to continue cooling the acetylene cylinders until early Tuesday morning.

Mark Dooley, from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said some residents were allowed back into their homes as the temperature of the cylinders was reducing.

Nottingham Road was closed between the Langton Hollow and Mansfield Road junctions.

It is not yet known how the fire started.

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