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Ongoing fire incident at Manor Farm site in North Runcton
written by Norfolk Fire Service on the 23rd January 2017 at 17:45

Fire at North Runcton23 January 2017

 

Following a site meeting on Monday (23 January 2017) at Manor Farm, representatives from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and the Police have issued an update on the situation at the Manor Farm site in North Runcton:

 

  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have been on site since 12:10 on Saturday 21 January 2017 and using water to control the spread to nearby buildings
  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service will oversee a controlled burn which is expected to take up to seven days, due to the amount of wood involved
  • Environmental Health staff from the borough council will be undertaking daily visits to assess the impact of the plume on the local community
  • To date, local rivers and ground water have not been polluted. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the run-off
  • Anyone with health concerns is advised to contact their GP or contact the NHS 111 service out of hours
  • Any smoke can be an irritant and as such people are advised to avoid being in the plume as far as possible and to avoid contact with any smoke deposits
  • As a precaution, residents within the local area are advised to keep windows and doors shut, and avoid spending unnecessary time outdoors
  • Motorists who have to travel through the plume should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed

 


 Originally posted at http://www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk/nfrs/nfrsnews/news-rss-feed/...

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