Van is gutted by fire on former railway land in Great Yarmouth

The gutted van.
Picture: Ty Wheatcroft

The gutted van. Picture: Ty Wheatcroft - Credit: Archant

A white van has been gutted by a fire on Great Yarmouth land that used to be part of a railway line.

The fire was reported in the North Denes area of the town just after 2am this morning and saw one fire engine called out to tackle the blaze in the Sandringham Avenue area.

The fire was witnessed by Ty Wheatcroft, who said: 'It was on the former railway line between

North Denes Road and Blake Road.

'We were made aware of the fire at 2am when we heard and saw the initial bangs and black smoke.

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'The fire took hold very quickly as if it had been accelerated. The fire appliance quickly made it safe.'

A fire service spokesman said: 'An appliance from Great Yarmouth attended Sandringham Avenue for a vehicle fire which firefighters extinguished using hose reel jets.'

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Police said they are not currently investigating the incident.

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