Drone photos show destruction after fire rips through Poringland
Aerial images have revealed the magnitude of devastation caused by a blaze which ripped through the Norfolk village of Poringland.
Two houses and an annex were "gutted" by a fire which spread from a field to nearby homes on Tuesday, July 19.
Norfolk fire service was called at 2.15pm to reports of a fire near Shotesham Road and Leafy Oak Lane.
Terrified homeowners were told to evacuate, with villagers staying with family or retreating to the nearby Poringland Community Centre.
West View's Dave Lazell said he came home to smoke billowing over Poringland.
The floor layer's shoes caught fire as he tackled the fire with neighbours.
This morning his garden is a far cry from the lush oasis it once was, with only the frame of his former greenhouse remaining.
He said: "Everyone told us we had to abandon our homes, but I wasn't going to leave."