Firefighters battle blazes

Fire crews are fighting a fire near Wroxham which is believed to have spread to neaby homes.

The blaze started in a field in Ashmanhaugh at lunchtime and seven crews, from Hethersett, Earlham, Carrow, Aylsham, Sprowston and Attleborough, were called.

Unconfirmed reports from people living in the area have said two bungalows in School Road have been “destroyed” and that nearby businesses have lost power.

Firefighters have also been called to other fires in the neighbourhood in the last few hours, including at  Barton Turf, where appliances from Stalham, Wroxham, Martham, Gt Yarmouth, Acle and Gorleston tackled a blaze on open ground in Smallburgh Road.

Crews from Cromer also were called to tackle a fire on Kingsway, North Walsham, this afternoon. Among other fires around the county were blazes in open ground in Heydon, Knapton and on Spa Lane, in Aylsham.

No injuries or damage were reported.

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