Firefighters called to grass blaze in Overstrand Road, Cromer

Firefighters have dealt with a fire at a scrapyard. Photo: Denise Bradley

Firefighters have dealt with a fire at a scrapyard. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters used hand appliances and beaters to put out a grass blaze in Cromer, the third in the same area within little more than a week.

The fire, off Overstrand Road, was reported at 6.35pm yesterday (Tuesday, October 24) and Norfolk Fire and Rescue crews from Sheringham and North Walsham stations were called to the scene.

An area of about 10m by 10m was burnt.

A spokesman said: 'Two pumps were in attendance at Overstrand Road, Cromer. We were first on the scene at 6.47pm, and we were away by 7.49pm.'

The fire was the third off Overstrand Road in recent weeks.

On October 14, Cromer and Sheringham fire stations sent crews to put out another grass fire off Overstrand Road, which they believe was deliberately ignited.

And in the early hours of October 17, Around 100sqm of bracken, pine trees and scrubland caught fire off Overstrand Road. This blaze is believed to have spread from a nearby bonfire, which re-ignited in the wind.

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