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Bardwell: Listed building hit by ‘substantial’ fire

PUBLISHED: 15:02 29 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:02 29 June 2014

Fire crews from Newmarket attended the incident

Fire crews from Newmarket attended the incident

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Firefighters were called to take care of a blaze which started in the chimney of a Grade II listed building near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon.

The fire started at a property in Low Street, Bardwell, just before 1pm.

Fire crews from Ixworth and Elmswell were called to the scene, where they discovered that a blaze, described as “substantial” had broken out behind an inglenook fireplace.

Crews used various chimney gear and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire, bringing the flames under control by 1.48pm.

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