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Fire crews battle town centre house fire

PUBLISHED: 12:40 23 February 2019 | UPDATED: 07:54 24 February 2019

The house which was damaged by the fire  Picture: Chris Bishop

The house which was damaged by the fire Picture: Chris Bishop

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A house near a busy railway station has been damaged by fire.

Firefighters at the scene on Blackfriars Road in King's Lynn. Photo: Matthew PenverFirefighters at the scene on Blackfriars Road in King's Lynn. Photo: Matthew Penver

Multiple fire engines were called to the blaze at Blackfriars Road, near King’s Lynn station, shortly after 9am.

A member of the public, who did not wish to be named, said a terraced property had caught fire and flames were visible.

Fire crews from King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Hunstanton and the aerial ladder platform were called to the scene.

West Norfolk bus operator Lynxbus said it was unable to drop off passengers at the nearly railway station due to the fire.

In a Twitter post, the company said: “Due to a fire on Blackfriars Road we are unable to drop off at King’s Lynn Railway Station.

“All services are running but on a diversion, so journeys may take a little longer.”

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main and hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.

No-one is understood to have been injured in the blaze. Nobody was answering the door at the two-storey property, whose upper window was charred by smoke.

Damaged belongings were piled up on the pavement outside. Neighbours said they did not wish to comment.

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