Fire among rotten railway sleepers in Dereham
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Firefighters were called to the Yaxham area this morning after rotten railway sleepers caught fire.
Two crews and a water carrier were called at 8.40am to a blaze in the open close to the Whinburgh Road, in Dereham.
George Saville, general manager of the Mid Norfolk Railway (MNR) said: 'We've had some where we've been doing renewals.
'The rotten sleepers dried out and unfortunately caught fire.'
He added that no one had been injured in the fire.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue said: 'We were called to a fire in some railway sleepers.
'We are going back this afternoon to make sure it's been completely put out.'
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The crews from Dereham and Hethersett used hoses to extinguish the fire and left the scene just after 11am.