Ten fire crews fighting blaze at cattery
- Credit: Archant
Ten fire crews battled throughout the evening and into the night to control a fire at a cattery in a Norfolk village.
The blaze broke out just before 5pm on Thursday at Country Retreat Boarding Cattery at White Dyke Farm, Hockwold cum WIlton, near Thetford.
Dean Lacey, fire manager at Fakenham, who was at the scene, said nobody was hurt, but that the crews would be there for “quite a while”.
He was unable to confirm whether any cats were killed or injured.
Mr Lacey said: “No persons have been injured. We’re unsure about cat injuries. We will be on site until the early hours of the morning due to the complex nature of the fire.
You may also want to watch:
“It is complex because the roof has collapsed and we are unable to enter the building.
“It has been a joint effort with crews from Norfolk and Suffolk. We have begun investigating the cause of the fire, which is normal procedure.”
- 1 Would you know what to do if your car hit a deer?
- 2 What was ‘strange stretched circle’ spotted over Norfolk skies?
- 3 What each lockdown tier could mean for Norfolk
- 4 Norfolk in Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions, government confirms
- 5 What does tier two mean for you? Step-by-step guide to new rules
- 6 What counts as a substantial meal under Norfolk's tier 2 pub rules?
- 7 Man arrested after woman suffers broken collar bone in row over mask
- 8 Why have Norfolk and Suffolk been placed in Tier 2?
- 9 'It's nonsense': Shoppers react to Norfolk's Tier 2 announcement
- 10 Woman airlifted to hospital after crash
Crews from Methwold, Brandon, Thetford, King’s Lynn, Mildenhall, Downham Market, Fakenham, Wymondham, Watton and Swaffham attended.
People in the Hockwold cum Wilton and Feltwell area were warned to close all doors and windows.
On Twitter, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently dealing with an incident in Hockwold Cum Wilton/Feltwell area. Can all residents in the surrounding area please close all doors and windows.”
Firefighters used hose reel jets, main covering jets and foam to extinguish the blaze.
On Friday morning, the fire service said the blaze had been extinguished and the operation had been scaled down to one engine.
The spokesman said: “A fire engine is keeping an eye on it to ensure no flare ups would occur. The fire has been put out.”