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Fire crews battled for more than two hours to control a blaze spreading through Santon Downham Woods, Thetford Forest





Fire crews battled for more than two hours to control a fire spreading rapidly through a forest.

Two crews from Thetford and one from Brandon were called to the fire off Thetford Road, Santon Downham Woods, Thetford Forest, at 1.50pm.

It took the crews more than two hours to extinguish the blaze which crews said extended 8,000 square metres.

Three crews attended the fire. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
Three crews attended the fire. Picture: Brandon Fire Station

Brandon Fire Station said: “Earlier this afternoon we were called to reports of a forest fire, on arrival the crew found a large area of the forest well alight

The blaze was eventually contained. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
The blaze was eventually contained. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
Crews used hoses a beaters. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
Crews used hoses a beaters. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
The blaze was finally extinguished. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
The blaze was finally extinguished. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
Crews said the fire extended 8,000 sq metres. Picture: Brandon Fire Station
Crews said the fire extended 8,000 sq metres. Picture: Brandon Fire Station

“Crews used hose reels and beaters to get the fire under control.”