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WATCH: Firefighters tackle 300sgm blaze in Waxham

PUBLISHED: 16:31 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 23 July 2018

A fire in Waxham that covered an area of 300sqm on Saturday 21st July 2018. Photo: Rosie Blamey

A fire in Waxham that covered an area of 300sqm on Saturday 21st July 2018. Photo: Rosie Blamey

Rosie Blamey

Footage shows firefighters attempting to tackle a blaze that covered an area of 300sqm in Waxham.

The sweltering temperatures and lack of rain have been welcomed by most, but have seen fire services across East Anglia put under severe pressure.

The fire in Waxham on Saturday took crews more than three hours to extinguish.

Fire engines from Stalham, Martham and Great Yarmouth arrived at the scene at around 6.50pm, following a 999 call.

Crews used hoses to put out the large fire on the dunes.

It was reported locally that the fire was started by a disposable barbecue.

Paul Seaman, duty group manager of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, expects the hard work to continue across the county this week with temperatures expected to remain high, even rising further.

He said: “We are anticipating being very busy and we’d urge people to be as vigilant as possible. If they see a fire, then report it to us as quickly as possible, so we can put it out as quickly as possible.”

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