Video: Update - Fire crews leave site of blaze in Ashmanhaugh

Aftermath of the fire at Bridgland Moulders boat builders in Ashmanhaugh. Photo: Bill Smith

Aftermath of the fire at Bridgland Moulders boat builders in Ashmanhaugh. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

About 35 fire-fighters from six pumps spent several hours tackling a blaze in a workshop at an industrial unit in Asmanhaugh, near Wroxham.

Crews were called to the Bridgland Moulders site in Rectory Road at about 4.20pm today.

No-one was injured in the blaze, which was put out before 6pm. Two fire crews remained on scene for about an hour afterwards monitoring the situation. All roads leading to the site were closed by police.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service crew manager Carl Mills, based at Wroxham, said they received a call to a building fire at about 4.20pm.

He said: 'Our crew from Wroxham and one from Sprowston were mobilised initially, and then we requested more resources.


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'When we arrived all persons had been accounted for and there were no injuries.

'After putting out the fire, it was unsafe for us to look in the workshop. The fire investigators will come out in the morning to assess the damage with the owner. I would like to thank all the crews for their efforts.'

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Fire crews also attended from Carrow, North Walsham, Aylsham and Martham, and the water carrier and a support appliance from Hethersett were also sent.

A spokesman for the fire service said that the aerial with a support appliance from Wymondham and the control unit with a support unit from Wymondham were also despatched.

For more on this story see tomorrow's EDP and Evening News.

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