Cathedral team help put out fire on Norwich roundabout

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Cathedral team help put out fire on Norwich roundabout

Staff and volunteers from St John the Baptist Cathedral in Norwich ran to the rescue today (May 9) armed with fire extinguishers when a blaze broke out on a nearby roundabout.

Charley Purves, Cathedral Manager (pictured above), who was among those involved, said: “On being made aware of the incident, our staff and volunteers put their fire warden training into practice to assist the police and fire service and ran over with fire extinguishers from the Cathedral campus.

“The team assisted the police officer attending the fire, as the flames took hold and leapt up the tree. Whilst waiting for the fire and rescue service, four fire extinguishers were used by the team to stop the spread of the fire and put the flames out. The fire and rescue service then ensured there was no further risk to the public.

“It was a shocking sight to see the flames rising up, but the team worked so well and so quickly, it luckily turned out to be a minor incident,” said Charley.

The team are now assisting the police with their enquiries and replacing the used fire extinguishers.