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Dramatic pictures show major 4,000 tonne scrapyard fire that could burn for days

PUBLISHED: 11:31 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:28 28 November 2017

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

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A major 4,000 tonne waste fire at a scrapyard could burn for days, firefighters have said.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Gayton Road, Bawsey, near King’s Lynn, at around 6.50pm on Monday, November 27.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is under control but continues to burn, two fire engines at the scene on Tuesday.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

Firefighters have said they will remain at the scene for several days and advised villagers in the area to keep their windows and doors shut.

However businesses in the area have said they are “carrying on as normal” and have been largely unaffected by the fire.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A cleaner of a nearby business, Barbara Joyce, said: “I came up the road this morning and the fire was still smouldering, there is an awful lot of smoke.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

Tony Mawles from King’s Lynn Self Storage said: “The fire service are still on site and they are walking around.”

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

Six fire engines had been dispatched from Kings Lynn North, Heacham, Terrington, West Walton and Hunstanton when the call came in last night while a water carrier from Fakenham was also sent.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.

A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.A fire at a scrapyard in Gayton Road, Bawsey. Credit: Paul Tibbs.


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