Dozens of firefighters tackling blaze near King's Lynn

Smoke is seen billowing from the blaze in Clenchwarton

Smoke is seen billowing from the blaze in Clenchwarton - Credit: Connie Joannah

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a large fire in a Norfolk village near King's Lynn.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the blaze which started in the open in Main Road, Clenchwarton, at about 4.30pm on Friday.

Nine fire crews and a water carrier were called to the scene of the fire, as well as several police cars.

Nine fire crews and a water carrier were called to the scene of the fire, as well as several police cars. - Credit: Julia Cooper

Nine fire crews and a water carrier were called to the scene of the fire, as well as several police cars.

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a large fire in Clenchwarton near King's Lynn.

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a large fire in Clenchwarton near King's Lynn. - Credit: King's Lynn Police

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue spokesman advised that they expect the incident to last "a number of hours".

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue spokesman advised that they expect the incident to last "a number of hours". - Credit: Kate Dent

Officers closed the road while the fire is being dealt with and drivers will need to find alternative routes.

King's Lynn Police has urged residents in the nearby area to keep all windows closed.

Crews from King's Lynn, Downham Market and Swaffham are among the appliances in attendance.

King's Lynn Police has urged residents in the nearby area to keep all windows closed.

King's Lynn Police has urged residents in the nearby area to keep all windows closed. - Credit: Connie Joannah

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman advised that they expect the incident to last "a number of hours".

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It is currently unknown if there are any injuries in the incident.

As of 10pm, the fire service confirmed that firefighters remained at the scene.