Major fire in market place

Ten fire crews are tackling a blaze in a shop in the centre of Fakenham

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Demolition work starts on fire ravaged Fakenham building

Demolition work has begun on an iconic department store in Norfolk that was ravaged by fire at the end of last month.

It had been hoped that the former Aldiss building in Fakenham market place could be saved but there's been too much heat and water damage.

It was on May 25th that fire tore through the historic row of buildings causing millions of pounds worth of damage.

It was one of the biggest blazes seen in Norfolk for years. Five families living nearby were made homeless. Ninety firefighters tackled the flames.

It's going to take four weeks to clear the site completely.

*Read more about the Fakenham Fire *

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