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Tea hut near Great Yarmouth’s Britannia Pier gutted in blaze

PUBLISHED: 15:38 19 October 2017 | UPDATED: 07:49 20 October 2017

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: Keegan Snell

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: Keegan Snell

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A seafront tea hut has been gutted by a blaze.

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

The Shemara refreshments stall near Great Yarmouth’s Britannia Pier caught fire on Thursday morning at around 10am.

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Acle and the aerial ladder platform from Great Yarmouth attended the building fire in Marine Parade.

The crews used hose reel jets and main jets to extinguish the fire which was put out after half an hour.

Police confirmed after an investigation by the fire service specialists, the blaze is being treated as non-suspicious.

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

A neighbouring business said they believed the owners are away on holiday but have been informed of the fire.

He added: “There was so much smoke, I wasn’t quite sure what was happening.”

The alarm was raised by a member of staff at the Eon Wind Farm Visitors’ Centre who said he saw lots of yellow and brown smoke rising from the small building.

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan A tea hut in Great Yarmouth caught fire. Photo: George Ryan

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