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‘Huge commotion’ in town as seven crews at scene of building fire

PUBLISHED: 11:47 28 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:57 28 March 2020

Seven fire crews attended a fire on Paget Road , with appliances and police still at the scene. PHOTO: Submitted

Seven fire crews attended a fire on Paget Road , with appliances and police still at the scene. PHOTO: Submitted

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Six fire crews are still in attendance at building fire that broke out in in Great Yarmouth early this morning.

Paget Road, Great Yarmouth. PHOTO: ArchantPaget Road, Great Yarmouth. PHOTO: Archant

Seven fire engines, police and ambulance were called to the home on Paget Road at 6.11am, with six still at the scene at the time of writing.

Norfolk Police confirmed that they received calls from the fire service at 6.38am and left the scene at 11.25am.

There were seven fire crews in attendance earlier this morning, and eyewitnesses reported a steady stream of police and fire teams walking past their windows hours later.

An eyewitness who lives on the street said that there was “a huge commotion of people” gathering at the junction with Marine Road at around 6.30am, with a lot of people “very confused as to what was going on”.

He added that “there didn’t seem to be any flames or smoke” but that there was hydraulic equipment stationed outside one of the residential properties further down the street.

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Norfolk Police have confirmed that there were no fatalities or injuries as a result of the blaze.

Three adults and four children were inside the house when the fire began, but vacated the premises quickly.

Neighbouring properties were also affected by the fire and residents have been temporarily rehoused.


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