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‘Flames were coming through the ceiling’ - fire fighter describes Norwich blaze

PUBLISHED: 10:02 23 September 2018 | UPDATED: 07:29 24 September 2018

The fire at Mountergate on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Jack Bowgen

The fire at Mountergate on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Jack Bowgen

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A fire fighter has described the moment he arrived at a large fire in the centre of Norwich last night.

The incident took place on Mountergate, near Prince of Wales Road and opposite the back of Rose Lane carpark.

James Rotherwell, watch manager of Carrow Fire Station, said: “When I arrived on the scene last night at about 2am it was well alight.

“Flames were coming through the ceiling and the side. Crews got to work quickly.

“Because of the amount of crews on scene we stopped it burning down completely. I think we can all agree it was a good stop.

The scene of a large fire in Mountergate, Norwich on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Sophie SmithThe scene of a large fire in Mountergate, Norwich on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

“We don’t know what caused it but our investigations team will be working alongside with the scenes of crime throughout the day to establish the cause.”

The fire on Mountergate early on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Mark ThompsonThe fire on Mountergate early on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Mark Thompson

The scene of a large fire in Mountergate, Norwich on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Sophie SmithThe scene of a large fire in Mountergate, Norwich on Sunday morning. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

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