Firefighters tackling blaze at Thetford Forest

Firefighters were sent to the scene.

Firefighters were sent to the scene. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are tackling a fire at Thetford Forest.

Appliances from Attleborough, Diss and the water carrier from Hethersett were called to reports of a firejust after 7.30am.

Crews are using hose reel jets to extinguish and a thermal image camera to check for hot spots.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the area of forest affected was around 100sqm and firefighters were 'working to prevent the spread'.

They added that crews will scene for another hour and will return later in the day to check for hot spots that have reignited.

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