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Ipswich: Children flee house fire

PUBLISHED: 18:48 16 January 2014 | UPDATED: 06:50 17 January 2014

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Children were forced to flee from a house in Ipswich which was on fire before crews arrived to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters were called to a property in Lupin Road shortly after 5.45pm yesterday after a report of a house fire where an elderly man was unable to get out.

There were also three children in the house, who did manage to leave. One of them stayed on the phone to the control centre at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service until the fire engines arrived.

The crews - two from Princes Street, one from Ipswich East - found a three-storey house well alight.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fire using a covering jet.

They reported that everyone from inside the property was accounted for and that an adult and three children were being assessed by paramedics.

The fire was reported under control by 6.17pm.

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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