Firefighters work through the night to tackle thatched house blaze in Belton

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire fighters tackle the thatch cottage fire at Belton. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

This morning 55 firefighters are continuing to strip burning thatch off of the roof of a two-storey house, in Belton.

Emergency services were called to the cottage, in Beccles Road, at 7.20pm on Wednesday, April 27.

In total, eight fire crews, from Wymondham, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Hethersett, Loddon, Martham, Acle and Lowestoft, fought the blaze at the Lake Lodge site.

There was also an aerial platform ladder from Great Yarmouth, a water carrier from Hethersett and support crew.

A spokesperson from the Norfolk fire service said the roof was 'fully ablaze' when they arrived.


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Firefighters are using compressed air foam and main and hose reel jets to fight the blaze.

An ambulance officer also attended the scene but no-one required any treatment.

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Police officers have closed Beccles Road between Belton and Fritton.

It comes three weeks after a blaze destroyed a historic thatched cottage in Oakley, near Diss.

In that case, 50 firefighters tried to save the 15th Century Grade II listed house.

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