Fire closes road for 24 hours

By Gareth Dennison | 21/05/2010 0 comments

Fire closes road for 24 hours

A SMALL rubbish fire in Thurnscoe has led to a road being closed for 24 hours.

Firefighters were called to a barn on Knabs Hill Farm, on Clayton Lane, at 6.30am on Friday.

The flames have been put out, but potentially explosive acetelyne cylinders are believed to have been involved in the fire.

Standard procedures require them to be cooled with a water jet for 24 hours after a fire, and a 200m safety cordon is in place around the affected area.

Clayton Lane between Clayton and Thurnscoe is expected to re-open at 7.30am on Saturday, subject to on-going risk assessments.

This means that Robert Ogden School cannot be accessed from the direction of Clayton village, but it does not affect the building itself.

The farm itself is the only property within the cordon. No other evacuations have been necessary.

Four fire engines and 20 firefighters were initially sent to the incident.


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