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Great Yarmouth still 'open for business' despite major fire

The fire devastated the building. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Civic leaders say that Great Yarmouth is still 'open for business' despite a devastating fire in the town today.

The fire tore through a bowling alley and indoor market in Regent Road early this morning and nearby homes and businesses had to be evacuated.

Dozens of firefighters are still at the scene but councillors have been quick to stress that they still want people to visit at the height of the summer season.

Now that the clear up is underway and the roads are re-opening, Great Yarmouth will continue welcoming tourists and day trippers to our popular seaside resort.

Huge thanks must go to all local residents and businesses for their support at this time when thousands of people are heading to the area for their summer holidays.

The loss of this small section of Regent Road is a blow, but visitors will still find plenty of other attractions and amenities to enjoy along the rest of Regent Road, on the seafront and in the wider Greater Yarmouth area.

– Graham Plant, Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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Great Yarmouth fire now out, Fire Service confirms

A major fire at a bowling alley and indoor market in Great Yarmouth overnight has now been put out, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed.

22 fire engines and the police helicopter were sent to the scene.

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Video footage of fire in Great Yarmouth

22 fire appliances are still tackling a huge fire in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.

Emergency were called to Regent Superbowl in Regent Road just after 3 this morning.

More then a dozen emergency services vehicles and the police helicopter are currently on the scene.

Nearby properties have been evacuated.

Commuters are being warned to expect delays with a number of roads closed including Nelson Road Central, St Nicholas Road and Trafalgar Road.

Latest pictures from scene of huge fire in Great Yarmouth

Latest pictures from the scene of the fire in Great Yarmouth Credit: Lina Griesiute-Norkeliuniene

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a huge fire in Great Yarmouth.

22 fire appliances are currently at the scene of the blaze at Regent Superbowl in Regent Road.

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22 fire appliances are currently at the scene Credit: Simon Carter
These are the latest pictures from the scene of a huge fire in Great Yarmouth. Credit: Simon Carter
at Regent Superbowl in Regent Road. Credit: Simon Carter

Firefighters tackle fire in Yarmouth

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a significant fire at a business premises in the Great Yarmouth area.

Police, fire and ambulance were called to Regent Superbowl in Regent Road in the town at around 3.20am today (August 5).

A cordon has been put in place and number of nearby properties have been evacuated.

Road closures have been made in areas including Nelson Road Central, St Nicholas Road and Trafalgar Road.

The closures are expected to remain in place for sometime including into the rush-hour and motorists are asked to find alternative routes where possible.

It is too soon to confirm the cause of the fire which appears to be under control, however there is a large amount of debris in the area.

No-one has been reported injured.

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