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Snettisham and Ashill villages suffer fire damage





(Trigger warning, contains pictures that readers may find upsetting)

West Norfolk and surrounding areas were still nursing the wounds inflicted by the fires of Tuesday today.

Both Wild Ken Hill in Snettisham and homes in Ashill village near Swaffham have seen untold damage caused by fire this week.

Drone footage captured shocking destruction to people's homes in Ashill with only the facades of terraced cottages standing caused by fire.

Fire has ripped through houses in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070239
Fire has ripped through houses in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070239

Wild Ken Hill, in Snettisham, has also seen upsetting loss of wildlife.

Project manager of the , Dominic Buscall has described on social media the devastation that the fire has caused.

Only the facades remain standing at houses ravaged by fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070240
Only the facades remain standing at houses ravaged by fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070240

He said: "It has been an immensely tough week for us all here.

"Our project centres on fighting climate change and restoring nature, so it was deeply devastating and ironic that we experienced a serious fire along the Coastal Park on Tuesday.

"A significant amount of wildlife perished in the fire, in particular mammals, reptile and amphibians, late nesting and juvenile birds, but we hope that many were able to escape the fast moving flames. A total of 33 hectares were ravaged by the fire."

Ashill village near Swaffham has been ravaged by fire. MLNF-22MF070241
Ashill village near Swaffham has been ravaged by fire. MLNF-22MF070241

"It has been an immensely tough week for us all."

Homes have been lost due to fire in Ashill village near Swaffham in recent heat wave. MLNF-22MF070242
Homes have been lost due to fire in Ashill village near Swaffham in recent heat wave. MLNF-22MF070242
Fire has caused devastation to houses in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070243
Fire has caused devastation to houses in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070243
Houses are devastated by fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070244
Houses are devastated by fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070244
Houses in Ashill village near Swaffham have been devastated by fire. MLNF-22MF070245
Houses in Ashill village near Swaffham have been devastated by fire. MLNF-22MF070245
Facades of houses are left standing in fire in Ashill Village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070246
Facades of houses are left standing in fire in Ashill Village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070246
Devastating fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070248
Devastating fire in Ashill village near Swaffham. MLNF-22MF070248
Some wildlife at Wild Ken Hill simply did not survive the fire, Photo credit Andrew Waddison. (58162214)
Some wildlife at Wild Ken Hill simply did not survive the fire, Photo credit Andrew Waddison. (58162214)
Reptiles did not survive the fire at Wild Ken Hill. Photo credit Andrew Waddison. (58162217)
Reptiles did not survive the fire at Wild Ken Hill. Photo credit Andrew Waddison. (58162217)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144235)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144235)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144239)
Wild Ken Hill has been devastated by fire with Norfolk Fire and Rescue called out to the major incident. Photo credit: Andrew Waddison/AWPR (58144239)

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