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Large fire at salvage yard

PUBLISHED: 23:41 22 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:25 23 August 2019

Firefighters are tackling a large salvage yard fire in Hockering. Photo: Denise Bradley

Firefighters are tackling a large salvage yard fire in Hockering. Photo: Denise Bradley

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Firefighters remain on the scene of a large blaze at a salvage yard.

The fire broke out at the facility on Sandy Lane, Hockering, between Dereham and Norwich, just after 9pm on Thursday, August 22.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service control room operator described the incident as a "large fire".

She said six crews from Earlham, Dereham, Reepham, Watton and Hingham were called to tackle the blaze.

A water carrier from Hethersett and control unit from Wymondham also attended the incident.

The control room operator said no other emergency services had been alerted to the fire.

Norfolk Fire Service advised people to avoid the area and keep windows and doors shut in the vicinity of the blaze.

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