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Fire at former hospital 'was started deliberately'

The fire at Little Plumstead near Norwich. Credit: Emily Amos.

A major fire at a former hospital in Norfolk is being treated as arson, police have confirmed.

The blaze broke out in the building at Little Plumstead, near Norwich, overnight on Saturday and firefighters remained on the scene this morning.

Police say they believe it was started deliberately and have launched an arson investigation.

Dramatic footage of fire at former Norfolk hospital

A former Norfolk hospital has been destroyed after a large fire ripped through the building on Sunday.

The footage, which was filmed by Emily Amos, shows the fire ripping through the 19th century building.

Eight fire crews were on the scene at Macmillan Way in Little Plumstead, near Norwich, attempting to get the fire under control.

Work will continue on today to try to make it safe for investigators to get in.

It is not known yet what started the blaze. Crews said investigations could not begin until the building was stable.

Derelict factory destroyed by fire in Suffolk

Factory Lane, Brantham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Firefighters took more than three hours to get a blaze at a derelict factory in Suffolk under control.

Crews were called just after 8.30pm yesterday and a total of nine pumps were sent to deal with the fire at Factory Lane in Brantham, near Manningtree.

The blaze was under control by 11.45pm but firefighters remained on the scene over night.

Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at former Norfolk hospital

Jacki Robinson took this photo of the fire at its height. Credit: Twitter / @jackirobinson99

Firefighters in Norfolk have spent the night tackling a major blaze at a former hospital.

At its height, eight crews were on the scene at Macmillan Way in Little Plumstead, near Norwich, attempting to get the fire under control.

People living nearby were asked to keep their windows and doors closed.

Firefighters were first called out at 1.45am this morning but remain on the scene.

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Firefighters' presence scaled down at scrapyard fire - but will remain overnight

Crews will remain on the scene overnight. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Firefighters expect to remain on the scene of a fire at a scrapyard in West Norfolk over night.

At its height there were 13 pumps from across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and a number of specialist appliances at the site at Station Road in West Dereham, near Downham Market.

The fire involved 700 tonnes of rubbish and waste.

Just two crews and a high-volume pump remain on the scene but the brigade expects to be there throughout the night to keep the fire under control and stop it spreading.

Firefighters tackle big scrapyard blaze in West Norfolk

Firefighters are likely to remain at Station Road in West Dereham for most of the day. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Firefighters in Norfolk are urging people living near a large scrapyard blaze to keep their windows and doors shut.

Several fire engines are on the scene at Station Road in West Dereham, near Downham Market.

Crews were called out at about 6.15am today and expected to remain there for most of the day.

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