Firefighters tackle pair of Norfolk kitchen fires

Firefighters have been called to a bin fire and a phonebox fire. PIC: Denise Bradley.

Firefighters have been called to a bin fire and a phonebox fire. PIC: Denise Bradley. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters were called to tackle two fires in kitchens at homes in Norfolk.

The first one was a cooker fire at a home in Princss Beatrice Close, off Low Road, in Hellesdon.

Two crews from Earlham were called to that fire at 6.20pm today.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used hose jets to douse the flames.

They then used a thermal image camera to check for hotspots before leaving the scene just before 7pm.


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The people who were in the house were safely out by the time the brigade arrived.

The second kitchen fire was at Kerridge Way in Harleston. Crews from Harleston and Diss were called at just after 6.40pm. They wore breathing apparatus while fighting the flames.

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Once they had put out the fire, a thermal image camera was used to check for hot spots and a ventilation fan was used to clear the smoke.

The situation was under control by 7.05pm.

The occupants of the home were also safely out before the fire service arrived.

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