Passer-by raises alert over kitchen fire after seeing smoke

Kitchen fire North Market Road Great Yarmouth

Two fire crews from Great Yarmouth were called to a kitchen fire in North Market Road on June 6, 2022. - Credit: Jamie Skinner

Two fire crews tackled a kitchen fire after a passer-by saw smoke coming from an upstairs window and heard an alarm sounding.

The two crews, both from Great Yarmouth, took around half an hour to tackle the blaze after they were called at 1.05pm on Monday, June 6.

A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire took hold in the kitchen of a first floor flat in North Market Road.

Flat fire North Market Road Great Yarmouth

A passer-by alerted the emergency services to a flat fire in North Market Road on June 6, 2022. - Credit: Jamie Skinner

Although the emergency vehicles have their own reservoirs because it was in an urban area they were also able to connect to a hydrant, he added.

There were no ambulances called and all persons were accounted for, he said, adding that a passer-by had raised the alarm after seeing smoke coming out of a window and hearing an alarm.

Crews wore breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets. A thermal imaging camera was also used to check for hot spots

The stop message came in at 1.36pm.