Asbestos warning as firefighters tackle large farm blaze at Felmingham

The fire at a farm on Stow Heath Road, Felmingham. Photo: @mc_hilton/Twitter

The fire at a farm on Stow Heath Road, Felmingham. Photo: @mc_hilton/Twitter - Credit: Archant

People living near the village of Felmingham in north Norfolk were being told to keep doors and windows shut on Sunday after a farm building containing asbestos caught fire.

Norfolk Fire Service said several engines were sent to deal with the blaze at 11.30am on Stow Heath Road.

Smoke could be seen from about one mile away, according to one eyewitness.

Police closed the area off as asbestos was in the building on fire. Stow Heath Road was shut and the fire was brought under control by the early afternoon.

A neighbour said he thought the fire was in a stable and workshop and farm machinery and gas bottles were stored there.

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He said he heard popping sounds as if gas bottles were exploding.

It is thought there are two or three houses next to the property.

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