Woodland fire at Waveney Forest in Fritton took 11 fire crews half a day to extinguish

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A fire in a forest took 12 hours to extinguish.

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A call came into the emergency services at about 6pm last Sunday to reports of a blaze in woodland in New Road, Fritton.

Initially it was thought the fire in Waveney Forest covered 10 acres, however it was later confirmed to be around four acres.

There was a large response with 11 appliances sent to the scene, with a water carrier coming all the way from Hethersett fire station.

The grass fire was in the forest land which is owned by London-based Newcombe Estates.

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher

There was a fire at Waveney Woods, in Fritton. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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It is the only woodland in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area.

There was also a house fire nearby in Church Lane an hour later, with crews from Beccles and Loddon attending.

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This was, however, unrelated and was extinguished before the arrival of the fire brigade.

They left the scene just after 7.30pm. • Do you have any photos or information about the fire? Email george.ryan@archant.co.uk

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