Fire at Barrasford Garage
FIRE CREWS worked to prevent an explosion at a Barrasford garage on Tuesday 29th May 2007 after a fire broke out.
The blaze could have caused acetylene gas cylinders to explode.
Four fire engines were called out shortly after midnight to tackle the blaze and as a precaution the road between Barrasford and Wark was closed for almost 24 hours.
Darren Nelson, Hexham Fire Station’s manager, said:
“Two crews from Hexham were first on the scene but further assistance was called in from Bellingham and Haydon Bridge.
“It was a large fire, which covered an area of about 20 metres square, made worse by the acetylene cylinders, usually used during the welding process, which were inside the building.”
The garage was cordoned off on for two days while an investigation into the cause of the fire was carried out.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said the fire was not being treated as suspicious.
The story was covered by the Hexham Courant, Journal and Newcastle Evening Chronicle in addition to the Firefighting News.
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