Norflok paper factory; 19th July 2015
On 19th July 2015 a fire occurred in the pulp storage area of a paper producer in Kings Lynn. All the storage bays were mostly full of pulp, potentially providing a massive fire loading in a building understood to be one of the largest in Norfolk. The on-site sprinkler system activated confining the fire to a single bay and damping down operations completed by Norfolk FRS personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation but friction sparks from wire bailing material is thought to be a possible cause. It is thought likely that without the sprinklers intervening there may have been a huge loss.