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Anchor Hotel fire not arson

PUBLISHED: 12:08 25 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:01 07 July 2010

A blaze at the derelict Anchor Hotel in Thetford is not being treated as arson.

Emergency services were called to the Anchor Hotel in Thetford on Wednesday night after a small fire broke out in the bar area of the 18th century building.

A blaze at the derelict Anchor Hotel in Thetford is not being treated as arson.

Emergency services were called to the Anchor Hotel in Thetford on Wednesday night after a small fire broke out in the bar area of the 18th century building.

Two men, aged between 40 and 60-years-old, were rescued by firefighters at about 6pm and were treated at the scene suffering from minor smoke inhalation.

A Norfolk police spokeswoman said that it was believed that the two men had lit the fire to keep themselves warm and it was not being treated as malicious.

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