Firefighters called to two fires on Thetford estate within an hour

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Fire crews were called to put out two fires on a Thetford estate last night.

An appliance from Thetford was first called at 1.22am to reports of rubbish on fire in Ely Way, on the Abbey estate.

A spokesman for the fire service said it was uncertain whether it was a deliberate ignition, but the police had been informed.

Less than an hour later, at 2.16am, an appliance from Thetford was called to the estate again to reports of a bin fire in a wooded area behind Durham Way.

The crew used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have been a deliberate ignition. The incident was also reported to police.

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