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Police called to calm man at farm blaze

PUBLISHED: 11:16 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 07:42 01 August 2010

FIREFIGHTERS put a 200-metre cordon around a Norfolk pig farm yesterday because of fears that gas cylinders might be ignited during a blaze.

A crew was still monitoring the scene at Home Farm, in Thurlton, near Beccles, while an investigation was launched into the cause of the fire.

FIREFIGHTERS put a 200-metre cordon around a field at Thurlton on Monday because of fears that gas cylinders might be ignited during a blaze.

A crew continued to monitor the scene the following day while an investigation was launched into the cause of the fire.

Crews had been called to the scene at around 9pm on Monday, but police were also needed after a man tried to make his way past a fire engine.

Around an hour later ambulance crews also took a man to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

A Norfolk Police spokeswoman said no arrests were made and officers were still deciding whether any further action was needed.

“There was no public order issue, but there was a report of a bulldozer being driven at one of the fire engines,” she said.

“We had an officer on hand to calm the guy down.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Kim Taylor at Bethel Street Police Station on 800 555111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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