Crop field blaze closes A47 on Norfolk border

A field fire in Hopton has closed the A47

A field fire in Hopton has closed the A47 - Credit: Trevor Fuller Photography

A large crop field fire has closed part of the A47 on the Norfolk border. 

Calls came in with reports of a field fire in Coast Road, Hopton, at about 3pm today (July 19).

The blaze is covering two hectares of land with crops and bales alight. 

Plumes of smoke from a large crop field fire could be seen along the A47 in Hopton

Plumes of smoke from a large crop field fire could be seen along the A47 in Hopton - Credit: Submitted

Five fire crews are at the scene, including one from Lowestoft North, three from Lowestoft South and one from Wroxham.

The fire service requested that the A47 be closed while they deal with the incident.

Plumes of smoke could be seen blowing into the busy carriageway.

Norfolk Police urged nearby residents to keep their windows and doors closed.

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The A47 has now been reopened.

Firefighters are tackling a crop field fire in Hopton

Firefighters are tackling a crop field fire in Hopton - Credit: Maz Barber