Snettisham Beach dunes on fire for second time this month
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A second blaze scorched a Norfolk beach after it was taken over by a blaze just a few weeks ago.
Seven fire engines, as well as the Norfolk Police and the coastguard wereat the scene of a dune fire on Snettisham beach.
The fire was called in at 4.30pm, and it is not yet known whether it was started intentionally or by accident.
The coastguard had one crew at the scene, and were helping the emergency services transport equipment around the site.
The ambulance service are also on standby to assist at the scene.
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.
The fire had engulfed a grass bank of 500 by 100 metres in size.
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A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue services had asked the public to stay well away from the area.
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.
A control unit, welfare team, and the drone unit from Wymondham were also at the blaze.