Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Homes in Bentley evacuated after cylinder fire

About 25 homes and businesses have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a garage in South Yorkshire.

The fire service said it was called to the commercial garage on Bentley's High Street at 09:30 BST.

Two crews put the blaze out earlier but firefighters fear two acetylne cylinders might explode and are working to cool it down.

A 200m cordon has been put in place while crews use thermal imaging cameras to assess the heat from the cylinders.

Those who were forced to leave their premises have been seeking shelter at the nearby Bentley Pavilion Centre.

South Yorkshire Fire Service said it could take up to two hours before the area would become safe for people to return to their properties.

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