Two fires in same Fakenham building

Firefighters have tackled two fires in the same building in Fakenham just 13 hours apart this weekend.

A fire investigation team is set to attend the property on Oak Street today (Sunday) following the second call out early this morning.

Crews from Fakenham, Wells and Holt attended a property on Oak Street following a call just before 12.40am.

They found an area measuring 20m by 20m alight.

The fire was in a stairway and had affected two floors of the building.


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Breathing apparatus and hose reel jets were used and the crews reported the fire was under control by 1am.

It was the fire service's second visit to the Oak Street property having also spent 30 minutes tackling a building fire the previous evening.

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One appliance from Fakenham and one from Wells tackled the blaze after being called to a property on Oak Street in the town at 11.40pm Friday.

The crews used hose reel jets and a ventilation fan to tackle the fire.

It was out it by 12.10am.

This morning a fire service spokesman said a fire investigation team had not attended following the first incident but was due to carry out an investigation into the most recent blaze.

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