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Suffolk fire crews assist with barn fire just outside county

Crews from Brandon and Newmarket are working with Norfolk appliances to tackle the blaze – Photo: Brandon Fire Station

Fire crews from Suffolk are working with Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to tackle a barn fire in Hockwold, just outside Brandon.

Appliances from Brandon, Newmarket, Thetford, Methwold and Downham Market were mobilised to the incident at 9.24am today, Tuesday 25th August.

They were also assisted by the United States Air Force who sent one of their water bowsers to help tackle the blaze.

The United States Air Force assisted by sending one of their water bowsers to the incident – Photo: Brandon Fire Station

Upon arrival crews found the barn well alight and used main jets and ground monitors to extinguish the fire.

The incident has now been scaled back but some crews remain scene.

Some crews remain on scene this afternoon – Photo: Brandon Fire Station
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