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Fire crew called to blaze in the open in Roydon

PUBLISHED: 13:36 09 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:50 09 July 2018

Crews were called to an open grass fire in Roydon. Picture: Chris Bishop

Crews were called to an open grass fire in Roydon. Picture: Chris Bishop

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A fire broke out in open grass land near to a south Norfolk village.

A fire crew from Diss was called to the scene West of the A1066 in the Freezen Hill area at around 11.50am on Monday, July 9.

The crew used hose reel jets to tackle the blaze and left the scene after around an hour.

The fire comes as Norfolk is experiencing hot and dry weather with fire services warning people to be careful when using campfires and BBQs in open spaces.

Paul Seaman, district Commander for South Norfolk and Breckland Norfolk Fire and Rescue service (NFRS), said: “We would urge the public to dial 999 if they spot a wildfire however small as early intervention gives our crews the best opportunity to prevent fire spread.”

Last month was the driest June on record, with East Anglia seeing just 10pc of its normal rainfall and Norfolk Fire Service dealing with more than 110 grass and countryside fires during the first week of July.

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