Cordon erected as fire crews tackle burning gas cylinder

Cordon erected as fire crews tackle burning gas cylinder

Nicola Hine

A cordon was erected in the Furze Platt area of Maidenhead this morning as fire crews tackled a burning gas cylinder.

Fire engines from Reading, Windsor and Slough raced to CLEAN Linen Services in Furze Platt Road following reports the cylinder was on fire.

Darren Barrett, crew manager for Windsor, said a 200-metre cordon was put in place with the help of police as initially it was unclear which gas they were dealing with.

It was later revealed to be Liquefied Petroleum Gas, which is used in heating appliances and vehicles.

Two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel were used as well as a thermal imaging camera to establish the temperature of the cylinder.

Fire services left after the cyclinder was made safe.

The cordon is thought to have stretched from the traffic lights to Malvern Road and included St Peter's Road.

An ambulance was spotted at the scene but is believed to have been a precaution.

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