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20 firefighters tackle blaze in derelict home

PUBLISHED: 08:58 03 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:16 03 October 2019

An abandoned house on Buxton Road in Spixworth has caught fire. Picture: Harvey Ashford

An abandoned house on Buxton Road in Spixworth has caught fire. Picture: Harvey Ashford

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Firefighters have spent more than seven hours battling a blaze in a derelict home in Norwich.

Crews were called to the building in Buxton Road, Spixworth at around 5pm last night (Wednesday).

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Around 20 firefighters, from Sprowston, Carrow and Wroxham attended the scene using jets to put out the flames, followed by thermal imaging cameras to check for hotspots.

They were also supported by the water carrier from Hethersett.

The last crew left the scene at 12.30am.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said due to fire taking place in a derelict property, they would not be investigating.

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