Residents back home after evacuation

MOST residents, who were evacuated in Stowupland following a fire drama, have now been allowed back into their properties.

RESIDENTS who were evacuated in Stowupland following a fire drama were allowed back into their properties yesterday afternoon..

Up to 80 households in Stowupland were evacuated on Thursday night after firefighters discovered a highly explosive cylinder while they were tackling a garage fire in Hornbeam Road at 5.30pm.

A major incident was declared and a 200-metre cordon was put around the property to protect people from a possible blast.

Up to 20 people slept on inflatable mattresses in a nearby village hall after a highly explosive acetylene cylinder was damaged in a garage fire and others.


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All residents were allowed to return once the cylinders were removed.

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