Fire update: Explosion fear

PUBLISHED: 13:50 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

FIREFIGHTERS still fear that Lidl may explode – as propane cylinders are thought to be inside.

FIREFIGHTERS still fear that Lidl may explode - as propane cylinders are thought to be inside.

Experts think the building could collapse due to the weakening of the store or blow up due to the gas inside the six containers used for heating.

A crew of about 35 firefighters are still at the scene and they are trying to stabilise the cylinders.

Six firefighters have been able to get to the perimeter of the building, but they think the Worle store is still unsafe to enter.

Road closures are still in place except New Bristol Road, which is now fully open. Worle Parkway Station is also open again so commuters can access the train by car and on foot.

Residents evacuated from neighbouring Thorn Close are still unable to return to their homes.

Keep logging on to this website for further updates.

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