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Large blaze breaks out near Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 20:40 07 March 2020 | UPDATED: 06:50 08 March 2020

A fire believed to be at an old scout hut in Hemsby. Picture: Fiona-Jane Barrett

A fire believed to be at an old scout hut in Hemsby. Picture: Fiona-Jane Barrett

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A large fire has broken out in Hemsby, near Great Yarmouth.

A fire believed to be at an old scout hut in Hemsby. Picture: Fiona-Jane BarrettA fire believed to be at an old scout hut in Hemsby. Picture: Fiona-Jane Barrett

Fire crews have been called to the scene on St Mary's Road in the village.

Norfolk Fire Service sent four fire engines, two from Great Yarmouth, one from Wroxham and another from Marham to the scene.

A fire service spokesman said they were called out after reports of a fire at a derelict building.

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He added the crews were there for a "few hours".

One witness, Fiona-Jane Barrett, said that the fire has engulfed an old scout hut and several of the surrounding trees.

She said: "The sparks were getting dangerous and trees were falling.

"It was fierce. I worry about the animals and birds."

More to follow.


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