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Before and after - aerial pictures show extent of fire damage

Aerial view of Fakenham market place before the fire
Aerial view of Fakenham market place before the fire Credit: Mike Page
Fakenham town centre after the fire
Fakenham town centre after the fire Credit: Mike Page

These aerial pictures taken by photographer Mike Page show the extent of the damage, and just how close the fire was to the town's 14th century church. Read here about the continuing operation to douse the flames and here to see pictures of the fire at its height.

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Fire consumes historic buildings in Fakenham: pictures in full

Norfolk Fire Service has released more details about the fierce blaze that tore through historic buildings in the heart of Fakenham yesterday. Crews from Fakenham, Wells, Kings Lynn, Dereham, Reepham, Sandringham, Sheringham, Aylsham, West Walton, Hunstanton and Sprowston were in action.

Water carriers from Hethersett and Fakenham were used, together with aerial ladder platforms from Kings Lynn and Earlham.The welfare unit from Attleborough and the control unit from Wymondham were also on site.

Relief crews from Swaffham, Holt, Hingham, Mundesley, Harleston, Gorleston, Acle, Watton, Methwold, Cromer, Heacham, and Stalham also attended and fire fighters remain at the scene today.

Investigations continue into huge town centre fire

The old Aldiss building on fire
The old Aldiss building on fire Credit: ITV Anglia

Investigations are continuing into a fire which destroyed an historic row of buildings in Norfolk in one of the biggest blazes seen in the county for years.

Ninety firefighters tackled the blaze in Fakenham. Roads were closed as crews tried to douse the flames.

Eighty people had to leave a nearby church when the alarm was raised just as Sunday service was about to begin.

Video: Watch firefighters tackling the blaze

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Ten fire crews fight major shop blaze

Fakenham town centre
Fakenham town centre Credit: ITV Anglia

Ten fire crews are fighting a large fire in a shop in the centre of Fakenham. The fire in the Factory Shop in the market place is being treated as a major incident. Fifty fire fighters are at the scene, together with an aerial ladder, control unit and search and rescue teams.

The alarm was raised at around 10.30am and Norfolk Fire Service are urging people to stay clear of the area while they try to bring the flames under control.

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