Dartford residents return home after 18 properties evacuated due to gas cylinder fire

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Firefighters are continuing to dampen down after a fire involving gas cyclinders broke out in Dartford.

The blaze, which has destroyed a garage and a car near The Drive in Longfield, began just after 1am on Thursday morning (21/07).

Eighteen nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

At its height, around 20 firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service were sent to the scene and set up a nearby rest centre.

Residents will soon return to their homes after advice to keep windows and doors closed was lifted.

Kent Police were also at the scene providing support to affected residents.

There are no reported injuries and the cause of the fire currently unknown.