Firefighters called to Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards in Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral evacuated ahead of Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards. Picture: ARCHANT

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral evacuated ahead of Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Three hundred well-dressed guests were evacuated from St Edmundsbury Cathedral this evening after a fire alarm disrupted the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018.

Three hundred well-dressed guests were evacuated from St Edmundsbury Cathedral this evening after a fire alarm disrupted the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018.

Festivities at the black-tie event in Bury St Edmunds were disturbed when the fire alarm sounded at around 7.30pm and the entire party was evacuated out of the venue.

A fire crew attended the scene and checked over the building as men and women in bow ties and evening gowns waited in a fire safety area.

The crews quickly confirmed it was a false alarm and allowed guests back into the building.


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The awards ceremony, sponsored by Hoseasons, is now back in full swing and winners are expected to be announced in thirteen categories.

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