Gas cylinder exploded during Wisbech garage fire

Garage / Fence fire in Mount Pleasant Road and Grosvenor Road Wisbech ANL-150413-194015009
Garage / Fence fire in Mount Pleasant Road and Grosvenor Road Wisbech ANL-150413-194015009

A gas cylinder exploded during a blaze in a garage last night (Monday, April 13).

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire in Mount Pleasant Road, Wisbech.

Crews from Wisbech and March were called to a shed and fence fire at 4.25. It had started to spread to a garage.

Police closed the road during the fire.

Eight firefighters tackled the blaze, which took a dramatic turn when a cylinder inside the shed exploded.

Two other cylinders were removed and cooled down.

Station Commander Jamie Johnson said: “The crews were met with a quickly spreading fire, which involved a number of cylinders.

“ It was a very arduous and dynamic situation for firefighters who did extremely well to contain and extinguish the fire.”

Crews returned to their stations by 8.55pm.

Re-inspections took place overnight to check for hotspots.