One crew still on the scene of large fire in Woodbastwick livery yard
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One fire crew remains on the scene of a fire which erupted in a livery yard in Woodbastwick last night.
Norfolk Fire said there was just one pump left at the site, in Ferry Road, after eight crews spent hours overnight battling the blaze.
Appliances from Wroxham, Sprowston, Carrow, Acle, Earlham, Great Yarmouth, a water carrier from Hethersett and a control unit from Wymondham were called to the building - used to store wooden boats, at around 10.20pm yesterday and contained the fire in the building – to stop it spreading to residential cottages close by.
No one was injured in the incident and residents evacuated four horses from nearby stables to a paddock.
Now, just one pump now remains on site damping down the structure.
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Simon Mason, station manager at Easton Fire Station, said: 'Our main concern was the stable blocks and thatched premises that were in the area. We made sure the horses are safe and that the fire was stopped from spreading to the thatched area.
'The fire was in a large barn used for the construction of wooden boats.
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'The local residents did well in response to the fire by moving the horses.'
The fire caused the structure to become unsafe and the fire service requested a building control officer.
Officers from UK Power Networks were also on the scene.