Firefighters called to large forest fire at Thetford

Firefighters from Suffolk were called to battle a huge forest fire in Thetford.

The blaze broke out yesterday (Friday) at about 6.20pm at the rear of Fire Route 16 in Thetford forest, just off Brandon Road.

Crews from Mildenhall, Brandon and Thetford and two other crews from Norfolk were called to tackle the fire.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had engulfed 400 square metres of forest.

He said the incident was under control by 6.55pm.

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