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Investigation underway into farm fire

Investigations are underway into a major fire in Norfolk that saw a number of homes evacuated.

Fire crews were first called to a mushroom farm on White Street in Martham at half past four yesterday.

At the height of the blaze more than 40 firefighters were tackling the flames spread over three buildings.

A number of people living nearby had to spend the evening in a temporary rest centre, others in the village were told to keep their windows and doors closed.

An investigation is now underway to find the cause of the fire.

Man rescued from Norwich fire

A man was rescued from a house fire in Norwich earlier today.

Crews from Sprowston Carrow and Earlham went to the scene. One person had to be treated for smoke inhalation, but everyone else in the house escaped uninjured

The fire broke out shortly after the end of the latest strike action by the Fire Brigades Union in a long running row over pensions.

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Fire unions set to strike

Firefighters will walk out between 7pm and midnight tonight Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fire Brigades Union members across the region will be out on strike once again this evening.

Tonight's strike takes place between 7pm and midnight.

Further action is planned for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, in an ongoing dispute over pension reforms.

Parents begin fundraising campaign for fire-ravaged school

Parents of children at a school in Essex which was destroyed by fire over the weekend have started a fundraising campaign to help rebuild it.

The start of term has been delayed for nearly 300 pupils at John Ray Infant School in Braintee because of the blaze.

Essex County Council has pledged to rebuild the school "as soon as possible" and alternative arrangements are being made for children to make sure they do not miss too many lessons.

An investigation into the fire has found it was started accidentally.

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