Coventry & Warwickshire

Tile Hill fire: Residents return home after explosion

Gas cylinders at fire in Tile Hill Coventry
Image caption Residents have now been allowed back to their homes after the remaining cylinders were cooled down, the fire service said

Residents evacuated from their homes after a cylinder exploded during a fire in Coventry, have been allowed back.

West Midlands Fire Service said 17 people were moved as crews tackled the blaze in James Green Road, Tile Hill.

Commander Sonia Cox said there were "a range of cylinders" at the property, one of which had exploded but their contents was not yet known.

The blaze broke out shortly after 21:00 BST but the remaining cylinders had now cooled.

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