PICTURE GALLERY UPDATE: Cordon removed after Cromer fish shop fire

A cordon put in place after a chip shop fire in Cromer has now been removed

Fire crews and police were called out to the fire, which is believed to have started in one of the ranges at the Regency fish and chip shop on New Street, Cromer, just after 10am today.

In total five appliances were called out and the area around the building was cordoned off while around 30 firefighters contained the fire and dampened down inside the building.

Norfolk Fire Service group manager James Belcher, said: 'We were called at 10am to say there was a fire in the chip shop, at that time that were persons believed to be missing in the building.'

However he said when they arrived all persons were accounted for.

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Fire crews from Cromer, Sheringham, Holt, Wroxham , North Walsham and Great Yarmouth were all involved in helping fight the fire.

Mr Belcher added: 'A lot of the firefighters here are retained firefighters from Cromer and the surrounding towns and we are grateful to them for having come in to help.'

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The official stop notice was given at 1.45pm, although a spokesman for the fire service said firefighters would be going back later in the day to check the area once again.

Sarah Ellis, from Cromer, said she had arrived at New Street at 10.10am to find it cordoned off. She said her father was in one of the properties in the area, but not the one that was affected.

Carla Marfleet, who works in the box office at Cromer Pier, added: 'A colleague first saw the smoke billowing out about 10.10am, we could tell which area it was and guessed it was coming from the chip shop.'

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