Norwich Airport Blaze - Crews

20 March 2016, 18:21 | Updated: 20 March 2016, 18:32

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze at a hangar at Norwich International Airport, more than eight hours after it broke out and threatened to ignite two aircraft filled with aviation fuel.

Crews spent much of Sunday taking apart the roof of the hangar and using jets and foam to douse the flames after the blaze spread to the building's ceiling cavities.

The hangar is used by KLM Engineering and Air Livery, and is located on Liberator Road, with a number of shops and other airport hangars nearby.

Crews dismantled one of the aircraft and removed the other from the building amid fears that the fire could spread and ignite the 5,000 litres of aviation fuel they were carrying.

Around 75 firefighters are at the scene, with fresh crews being brought in throughout the day.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said teams were making "good progress" in tackling the blaze.

Firefighters were first alerted to the blaze at 9.43am, but confirmed that there are no reports of any casualties.

Norwich Police were notified of the incident but the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for Norwich International Airport said: 

"The fire is being controlled by the fire services, and is taking place in an Air Livery hangar. The airport and services are not affected."

Picture from East of England Ambulance Service