Pensioner rescued from car during dramatic day for firefighters in North Norfolk

Firefighters had a busy day in North Norfolk. Picture: Archant library

Firefighters had a busy day in North Norfolk. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

An 80-year-old woman had to be freed from her vehicle by firefighters following a smash in Cromer.

Emergency services raced to the scene in the town's Meadow Road after the alarm was raised on Friday around midday.

Fire crews from Holt, Sheringham and Cromer used enhanced hydraulic rescue equipment to release the pensioner.

They also provided casualty care and ensured the scene was safe.

The ambulance services were also in attendance. A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'She was conscious and breathing and had no obvious injuries. She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.'

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The call-out came in the middle of a busy day for the fire service.

Shortly before 9.30am, Appliances from North Walsham, Mundesley and Aylsham attended an outbuilding fire on Trunch Road, Swafield. The crews wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze.

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An hour later, a crew from North Walsham were called out again to assist a woman who had fallen in the town's Market Place.

Firefighters were also involved in two rescues in one hour before lunch.

Shortly after 11am, a crew from Fakenham released a deer from railings on Queen's Road and then, shortly before midday, an crew from Sheringham forced access to a room that two children had become locked in at a residential address using small gear.

In the afternoon, around 1.10pm, firefighters from Mundesley, Aylsham and Stalham used hose reel jets and hand appliances to extinguish a straw and stubble fire on Manor Road, North Walsham.

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