Paper factory blaze extinguished

PUBLISHED: 15:47 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:48 13 August 2019

Fire engine. Picture: Chris Bishop

Fire engine. Picture: Chris Bishop


Fire crews have been called to a chemical fire at a paper mill.

Appliances from King's Lynn North and South, Thetford and Terrington were sent to palm paper on Pop[lar Avenue, Lynn, this afternoon, along with with an environmental protection unit.

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The alarm was raised just after 1.30pm. Firefighters took around an hour to extinguish the fire using hose reel jets and breathing apparatus.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Appliances from Kings Lynn North and Kings Lynn South with the Environmental Protection Unit , with Terrington and Thetford attended to a chemical fire on poplar avenue. Crews extinguished the fire by using hose reel jets whilst wearing breathing apparatus."

Palm Paper declined to comment on the incident.

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