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Chimney fire in Ashfield-Cum-Thorpe extinguished

PUBLISHED: 08:32 25 December 2015 | UPDATED: 08:32 25 December 2015

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Firefighters extinguished a chimney fire in Ashfield-Cum-Thorpe last night.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to the incident, at a property in The Street, at 9.47pm.

A crew from Debenham attended the scene and used chimney rods, a thermal imaging camera and a short extension ladder to extinguish the blaze.

A spokesman for the fire service said: By 10.27pm the incident was under control and the fire service had left the scene by 10.36pm.”

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