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Fire breaks out in Ipswich timber yard for second time in two days

PUBLISHED: 18:08 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 18:56 18 April 2017

Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS

Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS

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Firefighters tackled the second blaze to hit an Ipswich timber yard in as many days.

Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS

Crews were called to a business off the Holywells Road/Landseer Road area of the town, close to the River Orwell, just after 3.45pm on Tuesday.

Firefighters from Ipswich East and Princes Street stations attended the scene, where 20 stored timber pallets were alight when they arrived.

Little more than 24 hours earlier, fire crews were called to a timber yard just off Landseer Road at around 3.07pm on Monday afternoon.

Fire crews from the same two stations attended the blaze.

Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS Fire crews tackle a blaze at a wood yard in Holywells Road, Ipswich. Picture: PETER CHAMBERS

When the first crew arrived at the scene, they were faced by four small fires.

Each fire was quickly put out and both fire crews were back at their respective bases by 3.55pm.

Although unconfirmed by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, it is thought both took place at the same yard.

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