Wildfire caused stretch of A47 to be closed

Firefighters are tackling a crop field fire in Hopton

Firefighters tackled a crop field fire in Hopton on Tuesday. A lane was closed on the same road on Wednesday due to another fire. - Credit: Maz Barber

A wildfire in Hopton led to the temporary closure of a lane of the A47 on Wednesday morning.

Another fire had broken out beside the stretch of the A47 between Gorleston and Hopton following a major field blaze there on Tuesday.

Firefighters from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft extinguished Wednesday's fire which was in the open just off the carriageway.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue said the situation was over just after 11.45am.

It had led to one lane of the A47 being closed by police.

Norfolk Constabulary confirmed they had received a call at 11.25am and there was a single lane closure on the northbound carriageway while emergency services dealt with the fire.

A police spokesperson said the fire was reported to be caused by the ongoing high temperatures but was "not serious".