Homes evacuated and streets closed after garage blaze

25/06/13 ''Picture the damaged garage, the scene of a serious fire in Hollingwood near Chesterfield, police report  there was an explosion believed to be a gas canister at the site of the fire. ''rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick
25/06/13 ''Picture the damaged garage, the scene of a serious fire in Hollingwood near Chesterfield, police report there was an explosion believed to be a gas canister at the site of the fire. ''rossparry.co.uk / Tom Maddick
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Residents were evacuated from their homes following fears of an explosion after a car repair garage went up in flames.

Emergency services sealed off streets after it emerged there were a number of gas cylinders in the garage on Stone Lane, New Whittington, near Chesterfield.

The blaze was discovered on Tuesday, just before noon, and involved a garage and adjoining business.

Crews from Dronfield, Bolsover, Lowedges, Clay Cross and Mansfield Road in Sheffield were involved in the firefighting operation;

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said the blaze is not being treated as suspicious.