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Safety warnings issued as nine crews tackle two north Norfolk crop fires

PUBLISHED: 16:24 25 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 25 July 2018

The fire service are attending the blaze. Photo: Denise Bradley

The fire service are attending the blaze. Photo: Denise Bradley

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Firefighters are tackling a further two crop fires in north Norfolk after fields in Happisburgh and Holt went up in flames this afternoon.

The fire service were called to reports of a crop fire on the Holt Road, in Saxlingham, at 2.46pm on Wednesday, July 25.

And a total of seven fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze, from Reepham, Sheringham, Wells, Holkham and Fakenham fire stations.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue said the incident was “a large field fire with straw involved”.

Efforts to put it out are ongoing.

Two fire engines from Stalham and Mundesley were also sent to tackle a second crop fire in north Norfolk.

The fire service was called to the scene of a standing crop fire in the Happisburgh area at 2.55pm, which was extinguished by 3.25pm.

The service is experiencing six times as many calls as normal due to the hot weather and have asked the public to avoid having any naked flames outdoors.


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