Essex

Exclusion zone for Essex cylinder fire

An exclusion zone has been set up around an Essex farm because a gas cylinder is on fire.

The 656ft (200m) area has been cordoned off at Woodhams Farm in Cutlers Green, Thaxted.

Fire crews were called before 1100 BST and have been working to cool the acetylene cylinder. A chemical specialist has been sent to the scene.

A fire service spokesman said the area has not been evacuated as the incident is on farmland in a rural location.

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