Large blaze in Thetford Forest

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Police are currently assisting Norfolk fire service at the scene of a large forest blaze in the Thetford Forest area.

Norfolk Police were initially contacted by the fire service just before 4pm today requesting assistance with traffic control as they tackled a large fire at Elveden, described as being close to fire route 16.

Suffolk Police were notified a short time later as the location of the blaze has been determined as being in the county. The fire service are currently working to bring it under control.

A number of officers are attending the scene to assist with clearing the area. Police are advising members of the public to avoid the area if possible and are advising dog walkers and anyone else who would normally use the location not to travel there this evening.

At this stage the cause of the fire is not known.