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Fire at Roudham potato warehouse in Norfolk

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Media captionAssistant Fire Chief Roy Harold said the blaze posed "no hazardous risks" to people living nearby

A fire has broken out at a large potato warehouse in Norfolk.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said 12 fire engines were called to a store at Camp Farm, Roudham, near Snetterton, at 09:15 BST.

About 80 firefighters are tackling the blaze in south Norfolk, which a fire service spokesman said was now under control.

The service added there were currently no reports of anyone being injured and the warehouse had been evacuated.

Assistant Fire Chief Roy Harold said the blaze posed "no hazardous risks" to people living in the area.

'Pool of smoke'

He said potato chips and seeds in the steel barn had caught fire along with some agricultural machinery.

Mr Harold added the blaze could take a few days to put out as there was a risk the warehouse could collapse.

The service said electricity had been cut off to some homes in Roudham and Bridgham while the blaze was being tackled, due to it being near to overhead power lines.

It added an investigation was under way into the cause of the fire.

Eyewitness Don Grunbaum said he could see "a big pool of black smoke" from his home about a mile and a half away in East Harling.

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