Gas cylinders rupture in pallet yard blaze

PUBLISHED: 11:38 15 January 2011 | UPDATED: 17:19 16 January 2011

The view from Welham Green train station, flames can be seen coming from the crate fire on the left

The view from Welham Green train station, flames can be seen coming from the crate fire on the left

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FIRE broke out at a pallet yard in Welham Green last night (Friday).

Smoke floods out of the crate fire depot in Welham Green

Five fire crews were called to the scene at Travellers Lane in Welham Green just after 10pm.

Police, including the force helicopter, were also on the scene.

A Herts Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said gas cylinders at the yard had ruptured.

She said: “The nearby railway line had to be suspended because of the danger.”

The blaze was under control at 4.30am.

Fire officers returned to the yard at 8am this morning (Saturday) to start investigations into the cause of the blaze.

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