Firefighters tackle grain store blaze in West Norfolk

An appliance pumps water from a hydrant near the grain store which caught fire at Stoke Ferry Pictur

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

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 Bishop

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

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.'


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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.

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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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