Fire crews rush to car blaze on A47

Firefighters were called to a large fire in the open at Whittington this morning

Firefighters were called to a car fire on the A47 on Friday morning. - Credit: Chris Bishop

Emergency services were called to the A47 this morning after a car caught fire.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Fire and Rescue confirmed it was called to the road at Blofield at 8.52am.

Crews from Carrow and Sprowston rushed to the scene and arrived just a few minutes later.

They used hose reel jets to put out the fire on the eastbound carriageway, which an eye-witness said was giving off clouds of smoke.

The stop message was received at 9.11am.

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The incident initially caused tailbacks for Great Yarmouth-bound traffic, with one driver saying traffic was backed up for "several miles".

Drivers are urged to proceed with caution as there may still be some delays in the area.

• For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Norfolk traffic map.

• Join our Norfolk Travel Information group on Facebook for all the latest news on the county's roads.

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