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Snettisham Beach dunes on fire for second time this month

PUBLISHED: 18:24 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 19:16 24 July 2018

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

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A second blaze scorched a Norfolk beach after it was taken over by a blaze just a few weeks ago.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

Seven fire engines, as well as the Norfolk Police and the coastguard wereat the scene of a dune fire on Snettisham beach.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

The fire was called in at 4.30pm, and it is not yet known whether it was started intentionally or by accident.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

The coastguard had one crew at the scene, and were helping the emergency services transport equipment around the site.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

The ambulance service are also on standby to assist at the scene.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

On July 9 more than 50 firefighters battled a gorse blaze at the same scene, with officers returning the next day to continue to monitor the area.

Fire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtFire fighters tackle the blaze at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

The fire had engulfed a grass bank of 500 by 100 metres in size.

The fire at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian BurtThe fire at Snettisham beach. Picture: Ian Burt

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue services had asked the public to stay well away from the area.

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Appliances from Sandringham, Heacham, two from Kings Lynn North, Kings Lynn South, Massingham, and Wells, were called to the scene at around 4.30pm that afternoon.

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

A control unit, welfare team, and the drone unit from Wymondham were also at the blaze.

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian BurtFire crews are dealing with another fire close to the beach at Snettisham. Picture: Ian Burt


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