Shed burnt to the ground in Dereham fire

Picture: Archant

Picture: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A garden shed has been completely destroyed after bursting into flames.

The fire that happened on Moorgate Lane in Dereham erupted at around 10pm on Saturday night.

A resident who lives close to the property said they had first assumed it was a bonfire but grew suspicious when they noticed the amount of smoke and a strange smell. 'It didn't smell like a bonfire, it had a plastic smell to it,' they said.

'We rang the fire brigade straight away and I rang them a further time because the fire started popping and banging and I could see the flames rising.'

Fire crews from Dereham and Watton were dispatched to the scene and they used hose reel jets to fight back the flames.

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No one was injured and the cause has not been determined.

The owner of the shed said that fire crews on the scene suggested it could have been caused by a stray firework or Chinese lantern.

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