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Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 07:59 GMT
Road reopens after blast threat

The A38 at Berkeley in Gloucestershire has reopened following a fire involving gas cylinders.

Police closed a stretch of the road after concerns about an explosion risk from oxy-acetylene tanks housed in a farm workshop where the blaze began.

The fire and rescue service said 24 hours were needed to allow the cylinders to cool down completely.

The road, which is one of the main routes through the county, was reopened early on Tuesday morning.