Thousands of homes without TV and radio after fire near Norwich transmitter

Stock image of a fire engine.

Stock image of a fire engine. - Credit: Archant

A fire in Norwich has left around 11,000 homes without Freeview and digital radio services.

Appliances from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to Gertrude Road at 7.51 last night (Friday) to a building fire.

As a result of the fire the service requested the electricty at the nearby Norwich (Central) Freeview and radio transmitter be switched off. It is not yet known when the services will return, but satellite, cable TV, and FM radio are unaffected.

Crews from Sprowston, Earlham, Acle, Wroxham, Reepham, Hethersett, and Carrow all went to the fire.

They extinguished the blaze by using main jets, hose reel jets, and ladders. Crews wore breathing apparatuses.