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Thetford Forest fire contained by crews

  • 4-19-2013

About 40 firefighters have tackled a blaze that spread across 10,000 sq metres of Norfolk forest and grassland.

The fire broke out in Thetford Forest at Harling Drove, near Santon Downham, about 15:30 BST.

Smoke billowing across the A134 caused a hazard for drivers, forcing police to close the road. It has since reopened.

A fire service spokeswoman said it was too early to suggest what had started the fire, or how long it would take to fully extinguish.

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