Fire crews tackle boat blaze in King’s Lynn

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bish

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn.

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bish

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Seven crews from across West Norfolk were sent to the Nar Loop, next to the Boal Quay car park, where the wooden vessel has been grounded for more than 20 years.

They have been using main and hosereel jets to battle the blaze.

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bish

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

The alarm was raised after smoke was seen coming from the rear of the boat vessel just after 1pm.

The barge was formerly used as a houseboat. But police said the vessel is believed to be derelict and there was no-one on board at the time the fire broke out.

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bish

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


You may also want to watch:


The Nar Loop - once part of a more extensive river frontage and home to shipbuilding and the Lynn whaling fleet - is now an expanse of mud and reed, where a number of hulks have been left to rot.

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bish

Firefighters have been tackling a fire on board a derelict barge in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter