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Relief as Epsom explosion fears subside

Relief as Epsom explosion fears subside

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 6:06am 15th July 2015. (Updated at 3:46pm 15th July 2015)

There is relief for people in Epsom as fears of an explosion subside.

Residents near Epsom General Hospital were evacuated last night after a van fire.

Emergency crews were worried about nearby cylinders overheating and exploding.

A 50-metre exclusion zone was put in place and people were taken to a nearby shelter, where they received food.

The incident ended just after 9pm last night in Elm Grove, near the A24 Dorking Road, and people were allowed back into their homes.

How events unfolded

Surrey Fire and Rescue revealed the incident had started in Twitter

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It was more than two hours before the incident was over

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Residents thanked emergency crews for their help

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