For the second time this week fire crews from Lowestoft, Beccles and Great Yarmouth have fought a blaze at the Sunrise Inn on Corton Road, Lowestoft.
This morning our alerters rattled themselves silly at 0615 and I hot-footed it over to the fire station.
When crews arrived at the scene they were met by a well involved fire and did well to contain it to the rear of the building. The incident was escalated to Make Pumps 4 plus the Hydraulic Platform and its support pump from Great Yarmouth.
The fire was initially fought from outside the building with crews entering once the blaze was under control. The affected rooms were cleared of debris with parts of the roof removed also.
And, as asbestos was found and exposed in the building we all have to be 'decontaminated'. Wash down fire kit at the incident, remove it and bag it for specialist cleaning. Then off to Lowestoft South to charge our BA cylinders, fill up with diesel and get some spare fire kit.
Finally back to Normanshurst and home for midday and absolutely no enthusiasm for going into work now...