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Contamination fear after fire

PUBLISHED: 09:52 27 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

The remains of the boatshed at Potter Heigham

The remains of the boatshed at Potter Heigham

STEPHEN PULLINGER

Environment Agency officials are today investigating possible river contamination after a major fire at Herbert Woods Boatyard, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham.

Environment Agency officials are today investigating possible river contamination after a major fire at Herbert Woods Boatyard, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham.

Two fire crews and a rescue boat from Yarmouth were initially sent when a blaze in a boatshed containing pleasure craft was reported at 2.44am today. Extra crews were later called from Martham, Stalham, Acle, Wroxham, Gorleston and Wymondham.

Firefighters used water from the river to fight the blaze with hose reel jets and took more than an hour to put it out.

The fire service requested the attendance of Environment Agency officers to check for contamination.


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