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Six crews tackling large fire in village

PUBLISHED: 16:11 31 July 2020 | UPDATED: 18:40 31 July 2020

Fire fighters damp down the debris after the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fire fighters damp down the debris after the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2020

Firefighters have spent hours on the hottest day of the year tackling a blaze in a village.

Fire fighters damp down the debris after the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters damp down the debris after the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

They were called to Edwin Way, Stratton Strawless, following reports of a blaze at Cann Secure LTD 1.30pm today.

Six crews from Aylsham, Reepham, Earlham, Wroxham, Hethersett and Long Stratton are currently on the scene tackling the fire.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was “part tyre and part building.”

They added the fire was “large” and they were “expected to be on scene for some time.”

A fire appliance at the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYA fire appliance at the fire at a yard in Stratton Strawless. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The spokesperson said: “We are currently drawing water from the surrounding area to extinguish the fire.

“We have issued a warning on social media to local people to keep away from the smoke plume and keep windows closed to prevent any breathing irritation, this will remain in place until the smoke subsides.”

Police and ambulance were also called to the scene.

A spokesperson for East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were on standby but no persons were reported to be on scene and we were stood down.”

On Twitter, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently dealing with a large incident on Edwin Way in Stratton Strawless. Due to a large smoke plume can all local residents please close all doors and windows.”

More to follow.


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