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Fire crews tackle large blaze in village

PUBLISHED: 07:21 18 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:00 18 July 2020

Firefighters have been called to a fire in Stibbard. Picture: Denise Bradley

Firefighters have been called to a fire in Stibbard. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Firefighters from across mid Norfolk are tackled a blaze at commercial premises in a village.

Emergency services were called at 6.10am on Saturday after reports that a building was on fire in Moorend Lane at Stibbard.

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Fire crews from Fakenham, Holt and Reepham were called in to tackle the blaze which was under control by 8.16am. They were backed up by a water carrier from Hethersett.

Moorend Lane runs through the centre of the village.

Residents in the vicinity were advised to keep windows and doors closed.

Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene throughout Saturday morning to damp down the site of the fire, using thermal imaginging cameras to check for hot spots.


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