Firefighters extinguish ‘significant’ blaze which completely destroys part of Hevingham farm barn

Barn fire at hevingham. PIC: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Barn fire at hevingham. PIC: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have now left the scene of a 'significant' fire which has destroyed part of a farm barn and the tractors inside.

Barn fire at Hevingham. PIC: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Barn fire at Hevingham. PIC: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service received multiple calls to the blaze which started at farm buildings, including a barn, on Brick Kiln Road, Hevingham at just after 4.30am today (Saturday, October 21).

Crews from Aylsham, Sprowston, Earlham, Reepham, Carrow, Hethersett and Wymondham were called out and 30 firefighters battled to stop the 'significant and developing fire' in the buildings, which contained machinery and livestock, from spreading to a neighbouring house.

Station manager David Brett, incident commander, said two appliances were initially sent but further assistance was soon called for when crews got to the scene.

He said: 'Crews when they arrived were confronted with a significant developing fire and we aimed our focus on preventing the fire from spreading to the domestic property.


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'The fire was in danger of reaching the property which is adjacent to the barn.'

No-one has been hurt but parts of the buildings have been destroyed as have two tractors which were in the buildings.

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Animals, including horses and chickens were also housed near to the scene but none have been hurt as a result of the fire.

Firefighters have now left the scene but will return later in the day to check for hotspots.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will also be taking place.

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