Hockwold recycling centre fire now cleared after more than 24 hours

Fire crews went back and forth along Cowle's Drove in Hockwold cum Wilton, near Brandon, to take on more water

Fire crews went back and forth along Cowle's Drove in Hockwold cum Wilton, near Brandon, to take on more water - Credit: Archant

A major fire at a Norfolk recycling centre has now been concluded after more crews remained at the scene overnight.

More than 40 firefighters were called to Cowle's Drove in Hockwold cum Wilton, near Brandon, just before 7.30am on Sunday after a fire broke out in a storage area at Freedom Recycling Ltd. 

The fire crews have started leaving the scene and have passed the centre back into the hands of the owner of the property.

A tweet from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, which was posted around 10am, said: "The incident in Hockwold has now been concluded. All our resources will be leaving the incident within the next hour."

One fire appliance had remained on the scene on Monday morning as a watching brief, checking for fire hotspots. 

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said appliances had been on brief throughout the night. 

Ambulances were sent to a fire at a recycling centre in Hockwold, near Brandon, as a precaution

Ambulances were sent to a fire at a recycling centre in Hockwold, near Brandon, as a precaution - Credit: Archant


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Residents in the surrounding area were advised to keep their doors and windows closed on Sunday. 

Police blocked members of the public from accessing Cowle's Drove while units travelled back and forth to take on more water.

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Ambulance vehicles were also in attendance, but there were not thought to be any injuries.

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