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120 evacuated from homes

PUBLISHED: 09:25 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:24 03 July 2010

AROUND 120 people were evacuated from their homes after a suspicious fire last night.

Police and fire were called to the incident at a small vehicle workshop in Albert Road, Great Yarmouth at around 3am today, Friday.

AROUND 120 people were evacuated from their homes after a suspicious fire last night.

Police and fire were called to the incident at a small vehicle workshop in Albert Road, Great Yarmouth at around 3am today, Friday.

The fire was swiftly brought under control however a number of oxy acetylene gas cylinders at the premises caused concern.

The people were evacuated from the immediate area as a matter of precaution and taken to the seafront Marina Centre where they were offered support and refreshments.

No injuries have been reported.

A police spokesman said: “The fire is being treated as suspicious and a police and fire investigations will continue throughout the day.”


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