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Witney garage fire near gas cylinders 'was arson'

Garage fire Witney
Image caption The fire service said an investigation was under way to confirm what had caused the fire

Roads were closed in Witney after a fire in a disused building where gas cylinders were found.

The fire at the derelict garage off the A4095 Woodstock Road started at about 02:30 BST. Oxfordshire County Council said it was being treated as arson.

A 200m (650ft) exclusion zone was put in place between Early Road and Jubilee Way.

Bramble Bank and Campion Way were also shut for four hours while firefighters worked to cool the cylinders.

All roads have since been reopened.

Image caption A 200m (650ft) exclusion zone was put in place around the garage

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