Passers-by tackle small fire in Winterton church after Sunday service

Winterton Church

Winterton Church - Credit: Archant

A small fire in a picturesque seaside church was tackled by passers-by on Sunday.

At just after 11am, a fire broke out at the Holy Trinity and All Saints Church in Winterton-on-Sea, which was attended by two fire crews.

One appliance from Martham and one from Great Yarmouth attended the incident, however, members of the public had the situation well under control by the time the first engine arrived, using a nearby fire extinguisher to control the flames.

The Rev Selwyn Tillett, rector of the church, said: 'This was a very small incident and no real damage has been done. There is a small amount of smoke and fire damage and residual soot.

'No really serious damage was done and there was no disruption to any service, as the service was already over.'


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Firefighters used thermal image cameras to check for hot spots on arrival.

The church remained closed to the public for the rest of the day, but has since been reopened.

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