Large blaze in west Norfolk closed A17 for 12 hours

The incident has caused the A17 to remain closed between Pullover roundabout and Sutton Bridge.

The incident caused the A17 to close between Pullover roundabout and Sutton Bridge. - Credit: Chris Bishop/Archant

Firefighters tackled a large blaze caused by thousands of pallets which had set alight off the A17 in west Norfolk.

The call came in at around 2.53pm on Saturday, April 16, to reports of an open fire near to Walpole Cross Keys.

The incident caused the A17 to close for around 12 hours between Pullover roundabout and Sutton Bridge.

This impacted travel in the area and caused significant delays.

Firefighters remain at the scene of a blaze in west Norfolk.

Firefighters at the scene of a large blaze on the A17 in west Norfolk. - Credit: Chris Bishop/Archant

Appliances from Terrington St Clement, King’s Lynn, Fakenham, Sandringham, Outwell, Hingham, Heacham and crews from Suffolk were in attendance.

Norfolk police were also at the scene. 

The A17 has been closed due to thousands of pallets which were ablaze.

Firefighters at the scene of a large blaze on the A17 in west Norfolk. - Credit: Chris Bishop/Archant

The road was reopened in both directions during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Firefighter remain at the scene of a blaze in west Norfolk.

Firefighters at the scene of a large blaze on the A17 in west Norfolk. - Credit: Chris Bishop/Archant

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