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Villagers evacuated after house fire
FIREFIGHTERS are currently battling a house fire at Little Tew, Oxfordshire.
Thames Valley Police was called about 2.35pm today by Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, which was dealing with this fire at a property in Enstone Road.
The road through Little Tew has been closed and a 200-metre cordon put in place.
The road into Little Tew from Chipping Norton has been closed and also at the junction with the B4022 from the Great Tew side of the village.
People are being evacuated from buildings within the cordon and people returning home to the village are being advised to make their way to the village cricket ground where they will receive further instructions.
Fire fighters attending the scene discovered cylinders on the scene they believe may contain highly explosive acetylene.
Once it has been heated it carries on being explosive even after the heat source has been removed.
Fire fighters will have to spend at least 24 hours damping down the cyclinders to reduce the risk of explosion.
Crews from Banbury, Hook Norton, Chipping Norton, Kidlington, Deddington and Chalbury have all attended the incident.
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