Drone pictures emerge of blaze at North Runcton waste timber yard

North Runcton drone image (Picture: Archant)

North Runcton drone image (Picture: Archant) - Credit: Archant

New pictures have emerged of a large fire at a waste timber yard in North Runcton, near King's Lynn.

North Runcton drone image (Picture: Archant)

North Runcton drone image (Picture: Archant) - Credit: Archant

Seventy-five fire firefighters tackled the blaze at its height after it broke out on Saturday at a privately-owned timber yard on Common Lane in the village.

The fire in a 15m-high stack of scrap timber and could burn for another 9 days. By lunchtime today fire appliances had been at the scene of the blaze for 120 hours.

Up to 50 firefighters battled into the night to bring the flames under control. Since then, crews have had to maintain a presence on site while a 'controlled burn' is carried out.

So far the cost of the operation - which will have to be carried by Norfolk fire service - is unknown.


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But the service costs out each pump at between £150 and £298 per hour.

Multiple appliances were on scene during the initial phases of the operation, while crews are now working in relays keeping a watching brief on the site.

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