Corby’s Lloyds estate homes evacuated over blaze fears
Firefighters are on the scene
Parts of Corby’s East Lloyds estate have been evacuated tonight over fears a blaze could spark an explosion.
Residents living in streets around Westfields Road and Deene Close have been asked to evacuate their homes after a fire in a rear garden.
An adjacent garage was thought to contain pressurised gas canisters which may explode in extreme heat. As a precaution, the fire brigade have set up a cordon around the site.
Firefighters are still on the scene.
In a social media post at 11pm, a Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: “Northamptonshire Police and @northantsfire are currently dealing with an incident on Deene Close, Corby, we would like to thank the residents for their patience whilst we deal with this incident.”