Fire service called to ‘smoking bollard’ at 2am

PUBLISHED: 10:52 20 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:42 20 September 2019

Firefighters tackled an outbuilding fire in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Firefighters tackled an outbuilding fire in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


A Norfolk fire crew were called to the scene of a smoking road bollard in the early hours of this morning.

A crew from Stalham attended the smoking obstacle on the High Street junction with Yarmouth Road at 2am.

The smoke started following a burst water main.

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Fire crews made the scene safe and handed the incident over to Anglian Water. Crews left the scene by 3am.

Today, Anglian Water remain on the scene repairing the main.

They said: "Because our teams are excavating near to other utility services underground, the repairs are taking slightly longer than normal.

"No customers are without water, but two-way lights are in place along the A149 while our teams are working."

"We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we'd like to thank local residents and road users for their patience while we complete this vital work."

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