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Canal and towpath closed off due to workshop fire
5:03pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
The Kennet & Avon Canal and towpath at Sells Green, between Devizes and Melksham, has been closed today due to a fire in farm workshops.
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to the industrial unit at Hillview Farm at 2.28pm tand found a number of vehicles and a 100m x 50m workshop ablaze.
It has since been confirmed that the affected building contains acetylene, propane and argon cylinders, so a safety cordon has been put in place.
Six fire crews – from Devizes, Trowbridge, Calne, Bradford on Avon, Corsham and Ludgershall – are tackling the blaze, supported by a water carrier from Pewsey and an incident command vehicle from Devizes.
The cordon will remain in place until firefighters are sure that the cylinders no longer pose a risk.
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