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Firefighters tackle grain store blaze in West Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 18:14 19 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:35 20 April 2019

An appliance pumps water from a hydrant near the grain store which caught fire at Stoke Ferry Picture: Chris Bishop

An appliance pumps water from a hydrant near the grain store which caught fire at Stoke Ferry Picture: Chris Bishop

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Firefighters spent more than three hours tackling a blaze in a West Norfolk grain store.

Fire crews on the scene of the blaze in a grain store at Stoke Ferry Picture: Chris BishopFire crews on the scene of the blaze in a grain store at Stoke Ferry Picture: Chris Bishop

Crews from Methwold, Downham Market and King's Lynn South were called to the scene on Lynn Road in Stoke Ferry shortly after 4pm on Friday (April 19).

A Norfolk fire service spokesman was unable to give an exact address for the incident, but a witness said it was the factory in the centre of the village.

A fire service spokesman initially said crews were dealing with a “smouldering fire” within a feed table that goes underground.

The spokesman said the fire was in a confined space, adding: “It is going to be difficult to get to.”

It is understood the fire was within the base of a silo.

Firefighters used ladders, main and hose reel jets to put out the deep seated fire.

They were supported by the urban search and rescue team.

Do you have photos of the scene? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk


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