Firefighters battle two large straw blazes at Martham and Syderstone

Firefighters tackled a blaze which engulfed a caravan and garage in Thetford. Photo: Denise Bradley

Firefighters tackled a blaze which engulfed a caravan and garage in Thetford. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Two large straw fires at either ends of the county kept emergency services busy today.

Firefighters were called out to Martham, near Hemsby, just before 1pm to reports of a barn fire on Common Road.

Crews from Martham, Acle, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and a water carrier from Hethersett attended.

Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze, which engulfed straw inside the barn.

They were also assisted by a farmer and his teleporter vehicle.


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Meanwhile, an hour later in Syderstone, Kings Lynn, crews were rushed to a baler fire within a straw field.

Appliances from Massingham, Heacham, Fakenham and the water carrier from Fakenham attended the scene at Docking Road shortly after 2pm.

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Crews wearing breathing apparatus used main and hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze.

• Do you have pictures from the scene? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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