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Fire at popular Winterton-on-Sea beach near Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 08:55 24 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:28 25 September 2017

Fire at Winterton beach. Picture: Courtesy of Claire Frost

Fire at Winterton beach. Picture: Courtesy of Claire Frost

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Firefighters were called to tackle a fire on open land at a beach which is popular with visitors.

Winterton-on-Sea beach, close to where the fire happened. Picture: JAMES BASSWinterton-on-Sea beach, close to where the fire happened. Picture: JAMES BASS

Three fire engines from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston attended the blaze at Winterton-on-Sea, near Great Yarmouth, at 7.11pm last night (Saturday, September 23).

The crews used hand appliances and back pack sprayers to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters from Gorleston and Great Yarmouth were kept busy with another early morning call out.

After tackling the blaze in Winterton-on-Sea they were called out to deal with a garage fire in Gorleston.

The crew from Gorleston fire station were joined by firefighters from Great Yarmouth following reports a garage was ablaze at 2.27am this morning (Sunday).

A brigade spokesman said: “The crews used hose reel jets and hand appliances to extinguish.”

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