Petrol station catches fire

POLICE officers and fire crews are reassuring motorists after a fire has broken out in the roof of a petrol station in Norfolk on the A47.Fire crews were called to the BP petrol station in New Road, Acle, near Norwich, at around 8.

POLICE officers and fire crews are reassuring motorists after a fire has broken out in the roof of a petrol station in Norfolk on the A47.

Fire crews were called to the BP petrol station in New Road, Acle, near Norwich, at around 8.50am today and four engines attended including a foam pump because of the nature of the blaze.

Police officers also attended in case any roads needed closing or people evacuated from the area.

However the fire, which is raging through the roof of the shop area of the station, is said to be well maintained and away from any petrol tanks.


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Martin Barsby, of Norfolk Fire and Rescue, said: “The rear section of the roof is well alight.

“There is no talk of evacuation at the moment. It is well maintained and we are implementing procedures to make sure it doesn't spread to the petrol tanks.

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“We have to be very careful when dealing with any fire of this kind.”

Police confirmed they have not had to close any roads as yet but say they are monitoring whether the smoke is becoming a problem for the visibility of motorists on the A47.

See today's Star for details.

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