Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Homes evacuated after garage fire in Sheffield

Homes had to be evacuated and roads were closed following a fire at a Sheffield garage where an acetylene cylinder was stored.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the blaze on Cotswold Road, Hillsborough, at about 23:20 GMT on Thursday.

A 200m exclusion zone - which included Findon Street - was imposed around the domestic garage.

Up to 60 people were forced from their homes into emergency accommodation.

About 20 firefighters attended the incident at the garage, which contained about nine gas cylinders, one containing acetylene.

The cordon was lifted at 07:00 GMT on Friday and residents have been allowed to return to their properties.

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