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

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

The fire service are attending the blaze. Photo: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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.


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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.

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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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