Firefighters leave scene of major blaze at Palm Paper, near King’s Lynn

Palm Paper fire, King's Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Palm Paper fire, King's Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs - Credit: Paul Tibbs

Firefighters have finally left the scene of a major blaze at a paper processing plant, on the edge of King's Lynn.

Palm Paper fire, King's Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Palm Paper fire, King's Lynn. Picture: Paul Tibbs - Credit: Paul Tibbs

Crews were first called to the plant at Saddlebow at about 2.10pm on Friday.

At its height, about 80 firefighters tackled the blaze, and crews remained at the plant over the weekend, damping down and dealing with a number of flare-ups.

The building was evacuated and one person was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation.

Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

The Palm Paper Factory near King's Lynn.

The Palm Paper Factory near King's Lynn. - Credit: Matthew Usher


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A spokesman for the fire service said today that no appliances or firefighters remained at the scene.

Palm Paper is expected to release a statement later this week.

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