May 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Nineteen firefighters were called out to tackle a fire in a chimney at a property in Old Buckenham, near Attleborough last night.
Fire crews from Attleborough, East Harling and the Aerial Ladder Platorm (ALP) from Earlham were called to reports of a fire in the chimney and roof insulation at a private house on Attleborough Road at about 8.10pm.
Police also attended and have closed the B1077 “in both directions” because the Aerial Ladder Platform was blocking the road.
A spokesman for the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it was not a big fire but proved “difficult to get to in the chimney” which is why the ALP had to be called.
Firefighters used chimney equipment, hose reel jets, a stirrup pump and a thermal image camera to deal with the incident.
A police spokesman said no-one was injured as a result of the fire and everyone at the address was accounted for.
The spokesman said: “We were there supporting the fire brigade while they made the property safe.”
Nearly 3,000 people have supported a Facebook campaign demanding safety improvements on the A47 near Dereham set up after the latest fatal crash.
max temp: 13°C
min temp: 11°C