Firefighters tackling large farm building blaze

Norfolk firefighters were called to tackle a fire at an industrial unit overnight. Photo: Denise Bra

Norfolk firefighters were called to tackle a fire at an industrial unit overnight. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Firefighters remain on the scene at a large farm building fire which took hold overnight.

The blaze in the straw storage building on Kenninghall Road, Bressingham, near Diss, broke out just after 9.30pm on Thursday. Six crews, a water carrier and control unit attended the scene of the fire.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room operator said that crews were still on scene at around 7.30am on Friday, but that the operation had been scaled down.

After the fire broke out on Thursday an operator said the structure, which was alight, contained 2,000 tonnes of straw which was also ablaze.

The storage building is next to a piggery and firefighters were trying to keep the fire from spreading.


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Residents in the local area are being advised to keep their windows shut.

Two crews from Diss, and one from East Harling, Attleborough, Harleston, Long Stratton, Thetford and Wymondham were called to the scene along with the water carrier from Hethersett and fire service control unit from Wymondham.

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It is not yet clear how the fire started.

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