Smoke bellows from the site at Old Station Yard. Picture: Paul Tibbs.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a blaze which destroyed an industrial unit. 

Around 60 firefighters were called to WWS Tarpaulins at Old Station Yard in East Winch, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Yesterday Clive Wells, King’s Lynn station manager with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said firefighters remained at the scene.

He said: “There is a crew still on site to dampen down and there are aerosol cans that have been heated in the fire which still have the potential of one igniting.”

Around 1.30am neighbours heard a loud bang and calls were made to the fire service.

Crews from King’s Lynn North and South, Diss, Heacham, Hethersett and Sandringham attended.

WWS Tarpaulins, which was recently taken over by Beltec, manufactures and supplies tarpaulins.

Tony Smith who owns Beltec, said  the fire has destroyed the building but was still business as usual.

“It’s devastating but the main thing is no-one was hurt.

“Meetings will take place with the fire service and the site owner, but we will carry on,” he said.