Multiple fire crews attend building blaze in Attleborough

A large plume of smoke above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough.

A large plume of smoke above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough. - Credit: Jack Mortimer (Aerial Photo Prints)

Multiple fire crews were called to a major blaze in Attleborough just off the A11.

Crews from Attleborough, East Harling, Hethersett, Hingham, Wymondham, Thetford, Watton and Fakenham attended the blaze at Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Ltd, in West Carr Road, just after 8am on Saturday July 9. 

Pictures taken by onlookers earlier this morning showed a huge plume of black smoke which could be seen for miles around. 

In a statement posted on its Facebook page at around 9.30am, Anglian Demoltion and Asbestos Ltd said: "Further to an incident at our recycling facility this morning, we can confirm that there has been no injuries or damage to equipment or infrastructure.

"Firstly, we would like to express our gratitude to the emergency services who were on the scene and extinguished the fire within an hour.

"Also our staff, who helped in such a professional manner.

A huge plume of smoke can be seen above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough. 

A huge plume of smoke can be seen above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough. - Credit: Jack Mortimer (Aerial Photo Prints)

"I would also like to thank our friends and neighbours who have offered so much support and offers of help.

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"We can confirm that, although we are an asbestos removal company, this is not stored on site. Likewise we have no asbestos-clad buildings."

As of 1pm on Saturday afternoon, three pumps and a water carrier remained at the scene to continue dampening down and were carrying out further checks.

At around 5.15pm, a fire spokesman said the incident was being "de-scaled" and that remaining crews were beginning to leave. 

A large plume of smoke above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough. 

A large plume of smoke above Anglian Demolition in Attleborough. - Credit: Sam Ross