Gas cylinder fire in Axminster

Butane cylinder believed to be involved.

A gas cylinder had to be removed from a domestic property in Axminster following a fire.

Fire crews from Axminster, Colyton and Lyme Regis, were called to the incident in Lyme Road today (Monday), at 2.41pm, which involved a gas cylinder.

On arrival firefighters had to use breathing apparatus and hose reel to cool a cylinder, believed to be a 4.5kg butane cylinder.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The cylinder was removed to open air and a ground monitor was set up for cooling. Crews ventilated the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan.”

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