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Blaze drama

PUBLISHED: 13:23 18 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:42 25 August 2010

SMOKE Firemen check out the burning premises on Wednesday to ensure all potentially explosive material is extracted from the building.  Picture by ED RILEY

SMOKE Firemen check out the burning premises on Wednesday to ensure all potentially explosive material is extracted from the building. Picture by ED RILEY

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a car workshop believed to contain a number of explosive gas cylinders.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a car workshop believed to contain a number of explosive gas cylinders.

More than 30 firefighters, were called out to Volks-Apart car part specialists, in Crays Road, Foots Cray, which started at 6.30am yesterday.

Police set up a large cordon fearing the gas cylinders could explode, and traffic was diverted along Foots Cray High Street and Maidstone Road.

Workers from nearby businesses were also evacuated and buses have been placed on diversion.

Fire crews remained on scene as the Times went to press, and were expected to remain there for the rest of Wednesday damping down the building. No one was injured in the blaze.

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