No-one hurt in Gorleston fire which spread to roof of neighbouring property above chip shop
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A fire which destroyed the roof of an empty house in Gorleston has damaged the roof of a flat above a neighbouring chip shop.
Crews from Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Acle, and Martham along with the Aerial Ladder Platform from Great Yarmouth and the Control Unit from Wymondham are on scene following reports of a fire on Lower Cliff Road at just after 4.45am today.
It is understood the property was empty but the fire spread to adjoining properties, including the roof of a flat above Tony's Fish and Chip shop.
No-one is believed to have been hurt as a result of the fire.
Joe Warnes, station manager Great Yarmouth Fire Station, said they were called at about 5am to a fire in a terraced property with initial reports suggesting someone was inside, although it has since been confirmed there were no casualties.
Mr Warnes, who believes the fire had been 'unobserved' for some time, said: 'When we arrived the fire was spreading extensively in the roof space to adjoining properties.'
He said there had been a 'significant risk' to other properties when crews first arrived but insisted the fire had now been brought under control and was no longer spreading any further.
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A spokesman for Norfolk police said they were called by the fire service to help assist with traffic control.
The East of England Ambulance Service were initially called but later stood down.