Exclusion zone in place after Boughton blaze

A man has been rushed to hospital following an incident at a garage workshop in Boughton, near Downham Market.

The man was welding in a garage along Oxborough Road when a fire broke out just after 4pm.

Emergency services raced to the scene and, according to villagers, police officers quickly evacuated neighbours and put in place a 200m exclusion zone around the garage as there were gas cylinders inside.

The man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Firefighters and police officers were still at the scene at 7pm.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were working to make sure the gas cylinders cool down following the blaze.

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'All persons at the scene were accounted for and evacuated. One man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.'

Police are still at the scene.

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