Gas explosion fears amid Bury St Edmunds garage fire

File image of Suffolk firefighters tackling a blaze. Picture: OWEN HINES

File image of Suffolk firefighters tackling a blaze. Picture: OWEN HINES

Firefighters spent more than an hour tackling a garage blaze in west Suffolk tonight.

The brigade was called to the incident in West Road, Bury St Edmunds shortly before 6.20pm.

A fire service spokeswoman said crews took measures to prevent the blaze from spreading, including removing tiles from an outbuilding connected to the garage and relocating some cars.

Police attended to control traffic as there were gas containers in the garage and there were fears they could explode.

The brigade spokeswoman said no one was injured as a result of the fire.


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Two fire crews from Bury St Edmunds attended the incident, which was declared under control at 7.40pm.

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