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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.


Future of Essex fire service to be discussed

A fire engine in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The future of Essex's fire service will be decided today when the local Fire Authority meets.

It will discuss the results of last month's public consultation which backed the loss of up to 140 jobs.

The service has to save £7m every year until 2020.

Sudbury to keep its fire engine - but other Suffolk communities will lose out

Suffolk firefighters at work. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A Suffolk market town will no longer lose its fire engine after the county's fire service scaled back proposed cuts following a public consultation.

But the decision to retain a crew at Sudbury will mean communities elsewhere - including Ipswich and Lowestoft - will be hit instead.

Suffolk fire service needs to save £1.3m and is still short of that target.

Watch Serena Sandhu's report below.


Firefighters tackling 'well-developed' house fire in Cambridgeshire

The fire at Girton, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire Service.

More than 20 firefighters in Cambridgeshire are tackling a large house fire in Girton.

The blaze, at Thornton Road, has been described as "well-developed" and has spread into the attic.

Crews from Cambridge, St Neots, Huntingdon, Papworth and Burwell are at the scene.

Thornton Road, Girton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dramatic pictures in Luton as fire breaks out in block of flats

A child and three adults had to be treated by paramedics this afternoon as firefighters tackled a blaze in a block of flats in Luton.

They were all evacuated from the property on the second floor of the building on Hockwell Ring.

Firefighters were called at about 2.15pm.

No one else was hurt in the fire - which was captured on video by Jonathan Matthews - although flats on either side were also damaged.

The blaze was out by 3pm. An investigation into the cause of the fire has begun.

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