‘Exploding battery’ causes fire at house in Norwich

Two crews of firefighters were sent to the scene.

Two crews of firefighters were sent to the scene. - Credit: Archant

An exploding battery has been blamed for a fire in a house in Norwich.

Two crews of firefighters were called the property in Eleanor Road, behind City College in Norwich, at 4.24pm.

It was reported that the fire was started by a model battery exploding.

Paramedics treated a man in his 60s, but he was not believed to have serious injuries.

The incident was declared over at 4.50pm, and firefighters have been damping the scene down.

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