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Fierce wind knocks down gable and rips out huge tree at Norfolk wedding venue

PUBLISHED: 13:58 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 08:23 19 January 2018

A gable collapsed in Baxter Close, Fakenham, after heavy winds overnight. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A gable collapsed in Baxter Close, Fakenham, after heavy winds overnight. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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Part of a terrace house has collapsed after strong winds.

A huge fire tree was blown over in heavy winds overnight. The tree caused damage and knocked out the electricity at the Fire Pit Camp, near Dereham. Picture: Courtesy of Sarah Hughes-WadeA huge fire tree was blown over in heavy winds overnight. The tree caused damage and knocked out the electricity at the Fire Pit Camp, near Dereham. Picture: Courtesy of Sarah Hughes-Wade

The gable of an end-of-row house in Baxter Close, Fakenham, came crashing down shortly before 7.50am this morning (Thursday, January 18), spreading debris across a neighbouring property.

The fire service and police were called to the scene and the area was cordoned off. A police spokesman said: “It certainly coincided with the strong winds. We were called at 7.53am this morning to assist (the) fire service.”

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Meanwhile, the wind ripped out a huge fir tree at a camp site/wedding venue near Dereham, knocking over part of a brick wall, bringing down cables and plunging the site into darkness.

Sarah Hughes-Wade, who runs the Fire Pit Camp with sister Rachel Hughes-Green, said she was shocked at seeing the damage.

She said: “It’s caused havoc. We’ve got no heating, no electricity and no wi-fi.

“Thankfully no-one was hurt.”

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