Firefighters tackle outbuilding blaze next to Norwich school

Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue equipment to free two people from the vehicles on Norgate L

Firefighters were called to White Gates in Costessey. - Credit: Denise Bradley

Fire crews were called to the scene of an outbuilding blaze next to a Norwich school.

Appliances from Carrow, Earlham, Hethersett and Long Stratton were called to White Gates, close to Dereham Road in Costessey.

A spokesperson for the fire service said they were informed in a 999 call at 8.49am.

The fire was in a small cul-de-sac next to the playing fields at Ormiston Victory Academy.

Crews used main and hose reel jets to put out the fire, which had spread to a house after initially starting in a shed.

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A thermal imaging camera was then used to check for hot spots, before the stop message was received at 9.34am.

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