Investigation into Weeting fire begins

An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire which damaged trees and a house and destroyed several sheds in Weeting this week.

Firefighters were called just before 6pm on Tuesday to Jubilee Close.

A spokesman for the fire service said the blaze had spread quickly and trees, the exterior of a house and several sheds were well alight by the time the crews arrived.

It was at first thought there were acetylene cylinders in one of the sheds but these turned out to be less dangerous CO2 cylinders.

Two crews from Thetford, one from Brandon and one from Methwold attended with the final fire engine not leaving the scene until 10.30pm.

No one was injured but the sheds and their contents – including a motorbike – were destroyed. There was some smoke and heat damage to the interior of the house, but no fire damage.

Investigators from the fire service are trying to establish the cause of the blaze.

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