Firefighters who spent all weekend tackling a blaze in Fakenham town centre have released photographs showing what they had to deal with.Read the full story ›
Experts are to be called in to demolish the remains of historic buildings ravaged by fire in Fakenham.
The old Aldiss building on Upper Market Place is a smoking ruin after Sunday's fire. More than ninety fire fighters brought it under control. Crews were at the scene overnight.
People were led to safety from flats in the row but no-one was injured. Norfolk's Fire chief said the buildings could not be saved.
Norfolk's Chief Fire Officer Nigel Williams has spoken of the challenges of fighting the Fakenham fire and what lies in store in the days ahead. You can see pictures here of the devastation left by the blaze in Upper Market Place.
One fire crew will remain at the scene on standby throughout the night.
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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 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.
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