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Fire which devastated business and injured employee reignites

PUBLISHED: 15:54 13 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:16 13 October 2019

A fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: Archant

A fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: Archant

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A fire that devastated a garden machinery business and left one person injured reignited more than 24 hours after initially being extinguished.

A fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: ArchantA fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: Archant

Firefighters were called to Randells Garden Machinery in Toftwood at around 7am today, following reports a fire extinguished in the early hours of Saturday morning had reignited.

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Crews from Dereham used hose reel jets to quench the fire and a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots.

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A fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: ArchantA fire at Randells Garden Machinery off Shipdham Road in Toftwood, Dereham, has left one person injured. Picture: Archant

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze had reignited due to a hotspot from Friday night's fire, which took firefighters more than 12 hours to extinguish.

As well as extensive damage to the building, a member of staff from Randells was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with burns. The full extent of their injuries are unknown.


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