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Elmsett: Thatch fire extinguished by firefighters at Hadleigh Road address

PUBLISHED: 13:09 04 May 2014 | UPDATED: 13:09 04 May 2014

Archant

Firefighters attended a thatch fire in Elmsett last night.

It was at a house in Hadleigh Road at around 6.35pm.

The incident was under control by 7.30pm.

It happened during a strike by some fire service personnel which lasted from 2pm to 2am.

They are also striking today from 10am until 3pm.

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