Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Hawkedon: Lorry fire outside Rede Road vets spread to barn containing liquid nitrogen

17:45 28 March 2014

Archant

A wooden barn has been destroyed in a blaze that spread from a lorry fire outside a veterinary surgery in Suffolk.

Five fire engines and aerial rescue equipment was sent to the blaze, which started in Rede Road, Hawkedon, at around 11.40am today.

Early reports suggested there was liquid nitrogen inside the burning barn and so a hazardous materials response was co-ordinated. Crews later confirmed that the liquid nitrogen had been safely removed from the building.

Firefighters spent several hours battling the blaze and used the multistar aerial appliance to remove the two storey barn’s roof.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue said the vehicle where the fire started was completely destroyed along with the barn roof and 75% of the remainder of the building.

The fire was put out by 2.10pm although one crew was still on site two hours later.

0 comments

The We Love Bury St Edmunds supporters photo bomb the statue of St Edmund celebrating over a year since the group was born - founder James Sheen

Andy Abbott reports on how Facebook group “We Love Bury St Edmunds” has brought thousands of people together from across the globe.

Police have sealed off Stone Street in Crowfield after concerns for the welfare of a man at a property in the village.

A stand-off with a man believed to be armed in Crowfield which has been ongoing since 11.15pm on Monday has been resolved peacefully, police have said.

Ex Royal Air Force Serviceman Richard Philpotts, of Stowmarket, Suffolk was sentenced on 16 January 2017 to three years’ imprisonment following conviction in relation to a single victim of one offence of indecent assault on a child below the age of 14, committed between 1986 and 1987.

A former RAF corporal and scout master has been jailed at a court martial for three years for the sexual abuse of a boy scout more than 30 years ago in Germany.

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 18, 2017. See PA story POLITICS PMQs May. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

People must take flood warnings seriously, the Prime Minister has said after the region was put on high alert over a tidal surge last week.

A120 at Marks Tey

A potential new dualled A120 route between Braintree and Marks Tey will cost between £475million and £825m, it was announced yesterday.

Campaigner Jill Reece on the barrow crossing at Halesworth Station.

Work will be carried out next week to install gates at a station crossing on the east Suffolk rail line after campaigners fought off moves to close it.

The launch of the trial at Sudbury fire station

Lives have been saved as a result of a pilot scheme which has seen cardiac arrest emergencies in parts of the county dealt with by firefighters.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24