Fire at North Runcton, near King’s Lynn, on its way out

The fire at North Runcton, which burned for around a month. Picture: Ian Burt

The fire at North Runcton, which burned for around a month. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the size of the pile of waste wood has reduced by 50pc since it caught alight on Saturday, January 21.

It's predicted to burn for a further seven days and smoulder for a further two weeks.

Daily air quality monitoring by environmental health officials has seen a significant reduction of smoke in the surrounding areas within the last 48 hours.

Chequers Lane has now re-opened to traffic, while breaks have been made to reduce the chance of the fire spreading.

All agencies involved have now agreed that the fire is contained and a 24 hour site presence is no longer required. Firefighters and the Environment Agency will still make regular site visits.


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Until the fire is completely extinguished, people in the local area are advised to continue to keep windows and doors shut, and avoid spending unnecessary time outdoors.

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