Hillsborough residents evacuated over explosion fears

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RESIDENTS were evacuated from their homes in Hillsborough last night over fears that a gas cylinder might explode after a garage caught fire.

Some went to stay with friends and relatives but around 50 were provided with emergency accommodation in Sheffield’s City Hall.

They were allowed back into their homes at around 7am when firefighters left the scene after checking that the acetylene cylinder they had been worried about had cooled down enough.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze on Cotswold Road is underway but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Crews were called to the incident ay 11.20pm last night.