Flames ‘up to 50ft’ high at scene of mobile home fire

Norfolk Fire and Rescue and police were called a fire off Mill Road in Matthshall. Picture: Stuart

Norfolk Fire and Rescue and police were called a fire off Mill Road in Matthshall. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

Huge flames could be seen leaping into the air from the scene of a mobile home fire, which police were called to because of reports shots had been heard.

Two Fire and Rescue Crews from Dereham's station tackled the blaze at a property off Mill Road in Mattishall, near Dereham, at 10.44pm on Sunday.

A spokesman said the blaze was out within an hour.

A Mattishall resident, who did not want to be named, said the flames could be seen from some distance away.

He said: "It woke my daughter up. We saw the flames, they must have been 40-50ft high. There was the sound of broken glass.


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Norfolk Police were also called to the scene, but fears shots had been fired turned out to be unfounded.

A spokesman said: "Shots had been heard at the scene, but these were later confirmed to be noises related to the fire."

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The police said no-one was injured in the incident.

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