Firefighters tackle 'deliberate' house fire

Howard St South fire

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a basement in a house on Howard St South in Great Yarmouth on Saturday, May 15. - Credit: Daniel Hickey

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in a house in Great Yarmouth town centre.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue service were called to reports of a fire in a property on Howard Street South just after 3pm on Saturday (May 15).

Police were already at the scene.

Howard St South fire

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a basement in a house on Howard St South in Great Yarmouth on Saturday, May 15. - Credit: Daniel Hickey

Two fire appliances, one each from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, attended.

Alex Cook, incident commander, said: "It was a small fire in a basement, believed to be deliberate.

"Because of the location, being in a basement, it was difficult to extinguish and ventilate," he added.

The firefighters took 30 minutes to put out the blaze.