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Investigation into paper mill fire

An investigation into the cause of a fire at a paper mill in Norfolk has begun, during which a person had to be treated in hospital.

More than 80 firefighters tackled a blaze at Palm Recycling’s facility in Saddlebow, near King’s Lynn, on 7 October.

Ten fire engines and specialist appliances were sent from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service on the day.

One person was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being treated by the ambulance service for smoke inhalation.

The fire service brought the incident under control that evening but remained on-site during the weekend to damp down.

James Belcher, fire service west area manager, said on 10 October: “One appliance will remain on-site at Palm Paper for the rest of today, and investigators will work with the company to identify the cause of the fire.”

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