Firefighters tackle barn blaze at Wymondham

Fire engine at Browick Road, Wymondham, where firefighters tackled a blaze in a barn

Fire engine at Browick Road, Wymondham, where firefighters tackled a blaze in a barn - Credit: Archant

About 30 firefighters were tonight tackling a blaze in a barn on the outskirts of Wymondham.

Crews from Wymondham, Earlham, Carrow, Attleborough, Sprowston and the water carrier from Hethersett were called to Browick Road just before 5pm.

Led by Watch Manager Ken Weston-Gare, the firefighters took less than two hours to get the blaze under control.

A fire service spokesman said a trailer carrying about 15 tonnes of hay had been alight inside the barn which was located just off the B1135.

The barn also contained farm machinery and fertiliser meaning a chemical incident unit was also on hand.

The spokesman said: 'The barn is destroyed and the trailer's destroyed.

'The fire is not suspicious.

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'With all farms there is always a potential for fertiliser so that's one of the prime considerations for us.'

Police had closed Browick Road while firefighters put out the fire but it has now re-opened.