Malicious caller blamed for emergency response to ‘building fire’ in Cawston

Three stations were involved in the call-out. Picture: Chris Bishop

Three stations were involved in the call-out. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Crews from three Norfolk fire stations responded to an emergency call following a report a building was on fire.

However, on arrival at the scene in Cawston shortly after 8pm on Wednesday, the crews from Reepham, Aylsham and Sprowston were unable to find any trace of a fire in the village.

A spokesman for the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it had turned out to be malicious call.

He added: 'The person called in saying there was a fire at Jubilee Place in Cawston and it turned out to be false.

'Three appliances were dispatched which is normal procedure for a building on fire. We were going on what the caller said.'

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