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Fire at Gayton Road, Bawsey - extinguished

01 December 2017

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and Norfolk Police have issued an update on the situation at Bawsey, King’s Lynn:

  • NFRS has been working hard during daylight hours and into early evenings and the fire has now been successfully extinguished

 

  • As with all fires, now that the site is in a good condition with minimal risk to local residents and their properties, it has been handed back to the site operator

 

  • NFRS will continue to carry out site visits over the weekend

 

  • Due to the significant reduction in smoke emissions, air quality visits are no longer required
  • Now that the fire is extinguished it poses no risk to the health of local residents
  • Throughout the incident no local residents contacted their GP with health concerns due to smoke exposure
  • Residents are advised that if they can no longer smell or see any smoke they can open windows and doors to ventilate their house
  • When the ash is completely cold it will need to be tested. This is standard practice to determine the impact on the local environment and community

-ENDS- 

Notes to editors

This is a multi-agency response involving the following agencies:

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council

Norfolk County Council 

Environment Agency

Public Health England

Norfolk Police 

 

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