Industrial oven fire in Catfield

Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue equipment to free two people from the vehicles on Norgate L

Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue equipment to free two people from the vehicles on Norgate Lane on Monday afternoon. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire in an industrial oven.

A call came in the emergency services at 8.30am to reports of a building fire in Sutton Road, Catfield.

Appliances from Stalham and Martham fire stations attended the blaze and the crews used hose reel jets, a thermal imaging camera and a positive pressure ventilation fan.

They also wore breathing apparatus.

The crew from Stalham arrived at 8.42am and the crew from Martham about five minutes later. Both vehicles left the scene around an hour later.


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Sutton Road runs on from The Street in Catfield, the main route through the village. It is home to several industrial units.

The village is 19 miles (32 km) south-east of Cromer, 17 miles (28 km) north-east of Norwich and 3 miles (4 km) south-east of Stalham.

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It is situated west of the A149 King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth road.

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