Pair led to safety after 'taking refuge' in fire-hit house

Firefighters were called to Foxburrow Road in Sprowston on Wednesday afternoon 

Firefighters were called to Foxburrow Road in Sprowston on Wednesday afternoon - Credit: Michael Di Salvo

Two people are understood to have been inside a Sprowston house as firefighters battled to contain a blaze.

An eyewitness said the pair "took refuge" until the fire was under control and fire crews were able to get them out.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 11.21am to attend the blaze on Foxburrow Road.

Two crews from Carrow and Sprowston were on the scene at 11.26am. 

A spokeswoman for the fire service said a small fire started outdoors before spreading to fencing and the property. 

An eyewitness said a van was also alight and damaged. 

He added: "Two people were in the property and had to take refuge until firefighters got the fire under control and got them out."

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The firefighters were on scene until around 11.25am when the stop message was received.