Evacuation over explosion fears after fire at Wincanton business site
WORKERS were evacuated from a Wincanton business park after a fire broke out this morning.
An exclusion zone was set up around Southgate Road at around 11.13am today when it was feared an acetylene cylinder would explode .
Firefighters found hoses of welding equipment attached to the cylinder and were able to safely extinguish the blaze.
Crew then used a thermal image camera to ascertain the temperatures of the cylinders and ensure the safety of the scene.
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Firefighters left the scene around 1.30pm.