Fire at 'Dads Army' hotel

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued two people from a fire in a hotel close to the Suffolk border tonight.

Two people were rescued tonight after a blaze broke out in a redundant hotel made famous by TV comedy Dad's Army.

Firefighters were called to the former Anchor Hotel, Thetford, shortly before 6pm after smoke was seen coming from the 18th century building.

Two people were reported to be in building and were rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

They were given treatment at the scene for minor smoke inhalation but were not taken to hospital.

Norfolk fire service described the incident as a small fire in a ground floor bar area.

The hotel, which featured in the first episode of the classic sit-com, has been boarded up for the past two years.

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Its owner, Hertford-based developer Zog II, wants to demolish the building and replace it with four shops and 24 apartments.

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