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Ipswich: Princes Street fire crews called out three times last night to fires in the town

PUBLISHED: 18:51 23 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:51 23 February 2014

Archant

Firefighters were called out to three incidents in Ipswich last night.

The first incident happened in Kelly Road on Saturday at about 10.10pm with two crews attending from Princes Street.

A fire on the ground floor was extinguished within half an hour by two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using a hose reel.

This is being investigated by police as the fire is of a suspicious nature.

The second incident saw two crews, again from Princes Street, tackling a blaze in London Road.

Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and a covering jet to bring the incident under control by 11.23.

At 4.34am on Sunday two crews from Princes Street attended a third incident, this time in All Saints Road.

They found the fire was already out when they arrived and made the house safe.

Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first broadcast interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

A police helicopter was involved in a search which continues this morning for a motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk last night.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Police are at the scene of a crash on the A1071 near Hintlesham this evening. Updates here.

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