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Wiltshire Police are treating a fire that gutted a scrapyard as suspicious. It broke out on the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury last night. A 200m cordon was put in place because of fears over gas cylinders stored on the site. Melksham CID would like to hear from anyone with information.
The police are also warning that disruption caused by the fire will continue over the next few days as the damage is dealt with.
The West Wiltshire Trading Estate in Westbury was cordoned off this morning amid fears that gas cylinders could explode in a fire. Dozens of cars were burnt out in the fire which started last night but continued through the early hours. The trading estate has since re-opened.
These images show smoke billowing from a large fire at the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury last. Firefighters are still tackling the fire and have set up a 200 metre exclusion zone.
There's restricted access to Engineers Road in Westbury with a 200 metre exclusion zone in place as crews are still tackling a fire at a scrapyard on the West Wilts Trading Estate. They say the presence of some cylinders has complicated the fire and it is likely to continue for most of the morning.
Crews are tackling a fire at a scrapyard on the West Wilts Trading Estate in Westbury. 30 firefighters are at the scene. People living nearby reported hearing a loud explosion but no people are reported to be involved.
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The cause of a major fire which burned overnight at a Wiltshire scrapyard is now being treated as suspicious.