Gas blast at workshop alongside A1 near Peterborough

A gas cylinder has exploded in a fire at a car repair workshop alongside the A1 near Peterborough.

Police shut the northbound carriageway between Fletton and Wansford to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze and to clear debris from the road.

Six fire engines were sent and the fire service warned drivers smoke was billowing across the road.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions shortly after the fire broke out close to Kate's Cabin filling station.

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