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Firefighters continue to tackle skip hire blaze

PUBLISHED: 08:48 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 19 February 2018

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at North Walsham Industrial Estate. Picture: Matthew Knowles

Around 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at North Walsham Industrial Estate. Picture: Matthew Knowles

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Two crews of firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze which broke out at Drurys Skip Hire on the North Walsham Industrial Estate on Saturday evening.

A fire has broken out at North Walsham Industrial Estate. Picture: Will StarlingA fire has broken out at North Walsham Industrial Estate. Picture: Will Starling

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room supervisor said crews from Massingham and Sheringham were still tackling the fire on Cornish Way.

She said residents in the area are also being warned to keep their windows closed as protection from smoke billowing from the warehouse.

A blaze has broken out at Drurys Skip Hire in North Walsham. Picture: Neil PerryA blaze has broken out at Drurys Skip Hire in North Walsham. Picture: Neil Perry

Norfolk Police confirmed Lyngate Road, around the skip hire premises, remained shut.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said at the height of the blaze it had ten appliances at the scene from across the county after the fire was reported to them at around 9.30pm.

About 60 firefighters were tackling the blaze last night.

Fire crews also had two aerial ladders, a water carrier and a control unit in attendance as they fought the flames.

They used main and hose reel jets, and it was unclear how long it would take to extinguish.

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