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Fire extinguisher set off through letter box sparks emergency response

PUBLISHED: 07:32 13 July 2019 | UPDATED: 07:32 13 July 2019

A fire extinguisher being set off. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A fire extinguisher being set off. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Archant Norfolk

Emergency services were called to reports of a building fire in Scarning - only to find an extinguisher had been set off through someone's letter box.

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Fire crews from Dereham and Watton were called to the scene at Chestnut Road shortly after 1am today (Saturday, July 13).

But on arrival they realised it was a false alarm, caused by someone setting off a dry powder fire extinguisher through a letter box.

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