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Eight fire crews called in to tackle large barn blaze

PUBLISHED: 16:29 03 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:33 03 October 2019

Fire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

Fire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

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Fire crews from across South Norfolk were called in to tackle a large barn fire.

Fire crews from across South Nofolk tackled a large barn fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon ParkinFire crews from across South Nofolk tackled a large barn fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

Emergency services were alerted to reports of a blaze at an agricultural structure on Common Road at Bressingham at shorly after 1.30pm on Thursday, October 3.

Eight fire appliances, including crews from Diss, Harleston, East Harling, Hethersett and three engines from Thetford, were called in as part of efforts to bring the blaze under control.

Fire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon ParkinFire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

A specialist water carrier unit from Hethersett as also attended the scene which broke out at a farm on the rural road north of the village of Bressingham, near Diss.

Common Road, which passes close to the structure, was closed to traffic by police prompting motorists including families on the school run to take diversions.

Fire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon ParkinFire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

The blaze comes less than a week after a fire that engulfed 2,000 tonnes of straw in a storage building next to a piggery on Kenninghall Road at Bressingham.

Six crews, a water carrier and control unit were called in to deal with that fire on September 27.

Fire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon ParkinFire crews from across South Norfolk tackled a large barn on fire at Bressingham. Picture: Simon Parkin

It is not yet clear how the fire started.

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