Firefighters called to large waste fire in Thetford

PUBLISHED: 22:46 02 October 2018

Firefighters have been called to a fire in Gorleston. PIC: Denise Bradley.

Firefighters have been called to a fire in Gorleston. PIC: Denise Bradley.


Firefighters have been called to tackle a large waste fire in Thetford.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent “multiple appliances” to a large waste fire on Burrell Way, just off the A11, in the town at about 6.30pm today (Tuesday, October 2).

A spokesman in the fire service control room said two appliances were initially sent to the scene but a further two crews were later requested.

Firefighters from Thetford, East Harling and Methwold are still on scene at the blaze at the moment.

Burrell Way was the scene of a large fire back in 2015 when 60 firefighters were called out to tackle a large fire on the industrial estate there.

A fire had broken out at a commercial paint shop.

Businesses were evacuated and a 150 metre cordon put in place.

Around 10 fire engines were called out to0 the scene while police also assisted.

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