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‘Deliberate’ wood chippings blaze tackled by Great Yarmouth firefighters

PUBLISHED: 09:41 01 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:46 01 July 2017

A man has been left homeless after his caravan was set alight. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

A man has been left homeless after his caravan was set alight. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

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Firefighters from Great Yarmouth were called into action to deal with a fire started deliberately in the town.

A crew from the fire station were called out at 6.06am this morning (Saturday) following reports of a wood chippings blaze in Caister Road, Yarmouth.

They used hose reel jets to extinguish the chippings - which were deemed to have been intentionally set alight.

The scene was cleared just before 7am.

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