Series of explosions heard after flames destroy three sheds in Great Yarmouth

Photos show the intensity of the shed fires in Byron Road, Great Yarmouth. Photo: Karen Smith

Photos show the intensity of the shed fires in Byron Road, Great Yarmouth. Photo: Karen Smith - Credit: Archant

There were dramatic scenes after a fire that destroyed three sheds caused a number of gas canisters to explode in Great Yarmouth.

It took 11 fire fighters to quell the flames. Photo: Karen Smith

It took 11 fire fighters to quell the flames. Photo: Karen Smith - Credit: Archant

A total of seven gas canisters exploded and neighbours said they heard loud bangs and then rushed out on to the street to see what happened at 12.30pm today.

A senior firefighter said it was lucky no-one was injured after the blaze which destroyed three outbuildings off Byron Road, Great Yarmouth.

Incident commander Richard Miles said 11 firefighters from Acle and Great Yarmouth tackled the 'dangerous fire' which initially had to be fought from a distance.

Edward Brown, 71, who lives nearby in Milton Road made the call to the fire brigade and said he believed it was either paint or gas in the shed.

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Neighbours stood in the streets and watched as the blaze engulfed the sheds and smoke could be seen billowing into the nearby alleyway.

He added: 'There was so much black smoke that it was like night.'

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Witnesses could see plumes of smoke could be seen from as far as Gorleston and the dunes at North Denes.

Dramatic videos have emerged which show the intensity of the fire.

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