Thirty firefighters battling house blaze - just hours after extinguishing another nearby

Firefighters were called to two separate house fires in the west of the county on Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to two separate house fires in the west of the county on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters are tackling a house fire in the west of the county - just hours after a similar blaze 20 minutes away.

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Three crews from King's Lynn and one from Massingham were called just before 1pm to Gaywood, to reports of a fire in the front of a Wheelwright Road property.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning for people to avoid the area, as a team of 30 firefighters dampen down the blaze.

A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that nobody was injured in the fire, which took almost an hour to get under control - though crews are still on scene.

It came just hours after another house fire in the west of the county - on School Road in Great Massingham.


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Crews from Massingham, King's Lynn North and King's Lynn South were called at 10.25am after a wood pellet boiler caught fire in the cellar of a home on the road.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the blaze and nobody was injured.

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