Tong scrapyard fire

Homes were evacuated after more than 50 firefighters were called to a scrapyard blaze over the weekend.

Fire service was called out to Westgate Hill Motors in Tong yesterday at 6.24am, tackling the fire for most of the day.

Eight nearby homes were evacuated as fire crews were concerned propane cylinders at the site could explode.

Roads were closed with firefighters tackling the blaze until 3pm yesterday. Fire crews stayed at the site until this morning to ensure the safety of the cylinders.