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Firefighters called out twice in one day as ‘fragile’ smokehouse erupts into flames

PUBLISHED: 16:24 16 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:26 16 July 2020

Firefighters have been called to Lowestoft town centre after a ‘fragile’ smokehouse burst into flames. Photo: Google Maps

Firefighters have been called to Lowestoft town centre after a ‘fragile’ smokehouse burst into flames. Photo: Google Maps

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Firefighters have been called to Lowestoft town centre after a ‘fragile’ smokehouse burst into flames.

Four crews from both Norfolk and Suffolk Fire Rescue Services are currently tackling a blaze at Katwijk Way, at the town’s Station Square.

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They had already attended the incident earlier on Thursday July 16, but were called again shortly before 2.48pm.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said this was the second call out the service has had at the property today, adding: “There is a fire on the roof of a two storey smokehouse, and there is a fire in the flue of the smoke chamber.”

The spokesman also said there is a concern over the “fragile roof” of the smokehouse which was injured “from a previous fire there seven years ago.”

Neither the police nor the ambulance service have been called to the fire, however a safety officer from the Norfolk fire service has been deployed.


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