Estate in Great Yarmouth evacuated after paint fire

Buildings on a large industrial estate in Norfolk were evacuated because of a fire at a paint warehouse.

Thirteen fire engines were called to CAP Fabrications on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate near Great Yarmouth at lunchtime on Friday.

Because the blazing building contained gas cylinders a 200m (650ft) exclusion zone was set up by fire crews.

Martin Barsby, from Norfolk Fire Service, said: "A 200m precautionary zone was set up."

There was no need for residents or businesses outside the exclusion zone to shut windows, he added.

Norfolk Police said traffic congestion became a problem because a number of roads had been closed off on Harfreys and Gapton Hall industrial estates.

This was reduced to just Faraday Road blocked off by early evening.

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