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Suffolk fire crews put out flames after blaze sparks in garage next to Stowmarket home

PUBLISHED: 14:04 19 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:08 19 May 2017

Beaumont Way house fire, Stowmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Beaumont Way house fire, Stowmarket. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A blaze which sparked in a garage joined to a house in Stowmarket may have been caused by an electrical appliance catching fire, chiefs have said.

Four fire crews from Needham Market, Elmswell and Stowmarket were sent to reports of a fire at an address in Beaumont Way this afternoon.

They were called there at around 1.13pm after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Two pumps were originally called but after the first crew arrived they requested the assistance of two other fire engines at the scene.

Flames were put out by 2.02pm using hose reel jets.

Firefighters also used breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

An investigation will now take place into the cause of the blaze but initial checks suggest it may have started in an electrical appliance.

Power was also shut off to neighbouring homes while crews worked to put out the flames.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Four vehicles were sent to this fire which was reported as having started in a garage which adjoined a home in Beaumont Way.

“Crews requested the assistance of a fourth vehicle but it arrived after the stop had been called at 2.02pm.

“It is believed that the fire was caused by an electrical appliance catching fire, but a full investigation is expected to take place in due course.”

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