Explosion fears as fire destroys Highbury warehouse
Residents were evacuated from their homes on Saturday due to fears of an explosion as fire ravaged a nearby warehouse.
Six people were forced from the properties after the blaze in Green Lanes, near the junction with Leaconfield Road, Highbury, when potentially explosive gas cylinders were found in the building.
Propane tanks can detonate if exposed to heat and residents were moved out as a precaution, before the cylinders were cooled and removed.
It took 20 firefighters more than three hours to get the fire under control, by which time the warehouse was completely destroyed.
They were called just before 9am and crews from Islington, Holloway and Stoke Newington stations had the flames out shortly after midday.
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The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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