A fish and chip shop in seaside town has been "completely gutted" in a devastating blaze.

Fire crews were called to Stevenson's Fish Bar in Sheringham High Street at around 7pm on Sunday.

Sadie Cawston, the shop's manager, was inside the takeaway when a chip pan caught fire.

Ms Cawston helped other staff members to get out of the building and together they tried to salvage as many items as they could.

They managed to turn off the gas during the escape to avoid the entire premises exploding.

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Ms Cawston said: "The shop is a mess and it has been completely gutted, my staff and I are now all out of work and all we can hope is that we manage to get it back up and running.

"I live right behind the shop so I want to say thanks to all the local people who have helped and come round to check that I am okay.

"The local businesses have also been amazing, with Pungleperry's and Fat Ted's helping to hand out teas and coffees and making sure everyone was looked after."

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Fire crews from Sheringham, Cromer, Holt and North Walsham attended the blaze, with crews battling to extinguish the flames - eventually managing to put it out at 8.30pm.

Eastern Daily Press: Stevenson's Fish Bar shown after the blaze with yellow tape surrounding the shopStevenson's Fish Bar shown after the blaze with yellow tape surrounding the shop (Image: Sadie Cawston)

Police were also at the scene after being called to assist the fire service.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Constabulary said: "The fire was extinguished and no one was injured and the incident is not thought to be suspicious."

Stevenson's Fish Bar will now be closed for the foreseeable future.