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More than 30 firefighters battle blaze in thatched building

PUBLISHED: 10:25 15 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:13 15 January 2020

The property just off Woodbastwick Road in Blofield where more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze in Blofield on Tuesday night. Picture: Staff

The property just off Woodbastwick Road in Blofield where more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze in Blofield on Tuesday night. Picture: Staff

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More than 30 firefighters battled a blaze in a thatched building in a Norfolk village.

Crews were called to the fire, down a single track lane off Woodbastwick Road in Blofield Heath, at 9.30pm last night (Tuesday, January 15).

Firefighters from Sprowston, Wroxham, Earlham, Acle, Stalham, Gorleston and Carrow went to the scene.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service also sent an aerial ladder platform, the control unit from Wymondham and the water carrier from Hethersett.

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The occupants of the building had already got out, but firefighters spent a number of hours fighting the flames.

A crew then stayed at the property to ensure the scene was safe, before leaving at just before 5am today.

Following the fire, the building's roof has been completely destroyed and tape has been placed around the entrance to the property.

UK Power Networks have also been on site to turn off the electricity supply to the building.

A bungalow, also located down the lane appeared to be unaffected by the blaze.


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