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Road remains closed as fire service deal with blaze at shed containing gas cylinders

Residents have been evacuated and motorists are asked to avoid the area

The Scarva Road in Banbridge remains closed as Northern Ireland Fire Service personnel deal with a blaze.

The fire at a shed early this morning remains an ongoing incident.

The road is closed between Peggy’s Loaning and Grove Meadows.

Police said she shed is located at the rear of a property and contains acetylene cylinders.

Local residents have been evacacuated as a precaution.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternative route and avoid the area.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Northern Ireland Fire Service have advised that the road will be closed for several hours so that they can monitor the fire.”

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