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Photo gallery: Fakenham fire - Town’s devastation is highlighted on camera

09:56 27 May 2014

This aerial shot from Mike Page shows the centre of Fakenham after the fire struck on Sunday.

This aerial shot from Mike Page shows the centre of Fakenham after the fire struck on Sunday.

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The photos tell a dramatic story of destruction after the fire which ripped through the historic heart of Fakenham.

This aerial shot from Mike Page shows the centre of Fakenham before the fire struck on Sunday.This aerial shot from Mike Page shows the centre of Fakenham before the fire struck on Sunday.

Mike Page’s aerial shots show the comparison between the peaceful town’s market square before and after the blaze. And EDP photographer Matthew Usher scaled the church tower to focus on the damaged buildings.

As Fakenham comes to terms with the loss of one of its most recognisable buildings – and residents mourn the loss of their possessions – the images emphasise how thankful we can be that no lives were lost.

Mayor Jeremy Punchard said: “It’s a tragic loss of a beautiful building that’s part of the conservation area. It’s devastating, not only for people who work there but for the town.”

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