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Van catches fire on A47

PUBLISHED: 12:25 29 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:40 29 May 2019

Emergency services on the A47 in Great Yarmouth where a van caught fire. Picture: Laura Marie Ingram.

Emergency services on the A47 in Great Yarmouth where a van caught fire. Picture: Laura Marie Ingram.

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Traffic came to a standstill after a van caught fire on the A47.

Emergency services are at Gapton Hall in Great Yarmouth where a van earlier caught fire. Picture: Robert Noade.Emergency services are at Gapton Hall in Great Yarmouth where a van earlier caught fire. Picture: Robert Noade.

Police, firefighters and paramedics went to Gapton Hall retail park in Great Yarmouth this morning (May 29) and one male occupant of the van was taken to hospital.

The A47 southbound was closed at Southtown, between Pasteur Road and Southtown Common, for two hours while firefighters tackled the blaze.

Police have said the van is currently being recovered from the scene.

One occupant of the van, a male, was injured and taken to James Paget University Hospital.

The van on fire on the A47 in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Laura Marie Ingram.The van on fire on the A47 in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Laura Marie Ingram.

Crews from two fire brigades, one each from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, used main and hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.

Motorists had been advised to avoid the area.

Check our live traffic map for more information.

Emergency services are at Gapton Hall in Great Yarmouth where a van earlier caught fire. Picture: Joe Norton.Emergency services are at Gapton Hall in Great Yarmouth where a van earlier caught fire. Picture: Joe Norton.

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