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Colchester: Fire at home extinguished by crews

PUBLISHED: 06:00 26 January 2014

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Crews have extinguished a fire at a home in Colchester.

Firefighters were called at around 5pm to Peace Road in the town yesterday.

Appliances from Colchester arrived at the scene where crews found the house to be completely smoke logged.

Breathing apparatus was worn when firefighters entered the property and a hose reel was used to extinguish the fire.

The blaze was under control by about 5.40pm.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to clear smoke from the house.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

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