Firefighters called to blaze at Market Gates centre in Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 20:57 12 May 2014 | UPDATED: 21:01 12 May 2014

Firefighters were called to a blaze at the Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth.

Firefighters were called to a blaze at the Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth.


Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze at a shopping centre in Great Yarmouth this evening.

Appliances from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston were called to the Market Gates Shopping Centre on Regent Road at around 6.30pm tonight, where a sign was alight.

It was quickly extinguished using main and hose reel jets.


  • I am told this is not the first time it has happened recently. Maintenance of buildings and Yarmouth do not go hand in hand at the moment One can only say that GYBC is not using the powers it could ( or should) have to make absentee landlords and down at heels owners of town centre and very nice old places at that, maintain them properly. It is bad enough at street level, but lift your eyes a few feet and there are buddliea in gutters and down pipes, broken windows letting pigeons into unused rooms above commercial premises, rotting wood work, crumbling roofs and gulls and pigeons nesting everywhere. What is left of the ancient fabric of the town is rotting away fast ( unless the council is completely embarrassed into action) and the newer parts are just as neglected.GYBC is not fit for purpose, whichever party holds the reins it makes no difference- they do not try hard enough to make the town a decent place to live and work and shop in.

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

  • Just goes to show how important it is to maintain the buidlings fully as it doesn't pay to not maintain things. The Castle Mall in Norwich as shopping centre hasn't been mantained to the correct standard which is so evident. I remember when the virgin sign situated inside and above the main entrance of Castle Mall caught fire... never overlook things.

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    Monday, May 12, 2014

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