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Brancaster Staithe hit by inferno with Norfolk fire services under pressure





Brancaster Staithe is recovering today after a devastating fire took hold yesterday.

Five homes were reported as destroyed by the inferno, four of them ex-council homes awaiting demolition.

Photographer Gary Pearson, who took these dramatic shots, said on Facebook: "Apocalyptic scenes at Brancaster Staithe."

Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58098782)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58098782)

It has been previously reported that Norfolk fire and rescue have had an overwhelming amount of calls and have declared a "major incident".

Homes, crops and wildlife have been effected by the fires, Norfolk fire and rescue have asked for people only to call if its an absolute emergency.

Almost every fire service across the county have been called out to stop fires in Norfolk.

Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58098417)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58098417)

Almost every fire service across the county have been called upon to deal with fires. The fire started on a field near the White Horse pub, just off the A146.

It led to people being evacuated in Brancaster Staithe and in nearby Burnham Deepdale as the wildfire spread at a lightning pace.

Norfolk Fire Service declared a major incident yesterday with well over 70 incidents across the country by the early evening.

Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58099182)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58099182)

Local MP for North West Norfolk James Wild has tweeted his condolences to those effected by fires across the county.

MP James Wild has tweeted saying he sympathises with those effected by fires in Norfolk. (58104558)
MP James Wild has tweeted saying he sympathises with those effected by fires in Norfolk. (58104558)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58099299)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022 (58099299)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022. Photo: GARY PEARSON (58100968)
Brancaster fire, July 19, 2022. Photo: GARY PEARSON (58100968)

Were you caught up in the the drama caused by the heatwave across West Norfolk yesterday? Tell us about it on newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk



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