57 firefighters spent nearly seven hours at farm building blaze

Firefighters are attending a blaze in South Acre. Picture: Google Maps

Firefighters are attending a blaze in South Acre. Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

Fifty-seven firefighters tackled a blaze at an agricultural building in west Norfolk.

A car caught fire in Hethersett. Photo: Denise Bradley

A car caught fire in Hethersett. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Crews were called to South Acre, near Castle Acre, at about 7.45am on Wednesday, July 17, and were still on scene nearly seven hours later.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Appliances from King's Lynn South, King's Lynn North, Dereham, Downham Market, the water carrier, a support from Fakenham and an aerial appliance, with support from Earlham, attended an agricultral building fire in South Acre.

"The crews used main jets supplemented by a hydrant and compressed air foam to extinguish the fire. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots."

There were no reports of any injuries at the site.


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