Blaze on lorry carrying gas cylinders forces evacuation of homes
Firefighters were called to a fire involving a lorry on the A712 in Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday.
A fire on a lorry carrying gas cylinders forced the evacuation of nearby homes.
Firefighters were called to a fire involving a lorry on the A712 at Balmaclellan in Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday.
Fire crews attended the incident in response to a 999 call made at 11:15am, with two appliances initially sent from Dalbeattie and New Galloway.
A third appliance was mobilised from Castle Douglas at the request of first responders and firefighters in breathing apparatus are working to extinguish the fire using a high pressure jet.
Police Scotland officers were also in attendance to control traffic on surrounding roads as the lorry is situated at a junction.
Nearby homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure, the fire service said.
However, residents were allowed to return to the properties after it was found the two propane cylinders on the vehicle were empty.
There are no reports of any injuries.
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