Fire at Bawsey, near King’s Lynn is out

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs. - Credit: Archant

A fire at a scrap yard near King's Lynn has been extinguished almost four days after it broke out.

Thousands of tonnes of household rubbish caught light at the plant at Bawsey, near King's Lynn, on Monday night.

Six appliances were called in to tackle the blaze. People living around the site, off the B1145 Gayton Road, were warned to keep their windows closed, as firefighters said the waste could smoulder for days.

Now the fire service says the fire is out and the cause is being investigated. In an update, it adds: 'Now that the site is in a good condition with no risk to local residents and their properties, it has been handed back to the site operator

'Now that the fire is extinguished there are no impacts on air quality and the health of local residents. Residents are advised that if they can no longer smell or see any smoke they can open windows and doors to ventilate their house.'

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