Page last updated at 09:31 GMT, Friday, 21 August 2009 10:31 UK

River water used to douse blaze

Rackheath fire
The warehouse fire is thought to have spread from a hedge

Fire crews ferried water from a river three miles away as they worked to put out a fire at a large industrial unit in Norfolk.

More than 100 firefighters from across the county were called to the warehouse blaze at Rackheath industrial estate on Thursday afternoon.

The fire spread from a hedge and engulfed the unit, which contained flammable liquids and gas canisters.

The fire service said engines carried water from the River Bure at Wroxham.

It is understood they remained at the scene for several hours, until the early hours of Friday.

One fire engine from Wroxham was called to reports to a hedge fire at 1721 BST, and quickly summoned nine other crews.

Twenty-five engines were at the fire at its peak.



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