Firefighters called to a sheltered housing complex in Diss

A man is being treated for minor smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in Weavers Court, Diss. P

A man is being treated for minor smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire in Weavers Court, Diss. Photo: Harriet Orrell - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a sheltered housing complex in Diss today.

The emergency services were called to Weavers Court, in Mount Street, Diss at around 2pm on Friday, March 9 following reports of a kitchen fire.

Four fire crews, two from Norfolk and another two from Suffolk attended the incident alongside the ambulance service.

One resident, a man, was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

Attending the incident Paul Seaman, group manager from Norfolk Fire Service praised the Weavers Court staff;


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'The staff were great, all the fire procedures were really well done and they got residents out of the building very quickly.' He said.

Weavers Court is a complex of 51 sheltered housing flats in Diss.

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The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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