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Suffolk: Crews called to fires across county

PUBLISHED: 23:31 31 January 2014 | UPDATED: 23:32 31 January 2014

Archant

Crews have been kept busy with call-outs to garage, chimney and electricity pole fires.

The first incident was the electricity pole fire in Saxmundham Road, Leiston which happened just before 5.25pm.

Firefighters from the town stayed in attendance waiting for UK Power Network engineers to isolate the power.

The engineers arrived just before 7pm.

At around 7.20pm a crew from Lowestoft South went out to a chimney fire in Lakeside Rise, Blundeston.

The crew used a ladder to get to the roof of the building before using a hose-reel jet to extinguish the fire.

The final call was to a garage fire at around 8.55pm in St Peter’s Approach, Brandon.

Crews from Brandon and Mildenhall used breathing apparatus to get close enough to the fire to extinguish it with a hose-reel jet.

The fire was out by 9.15pm.

The family of a missing Suffolk woman have “serious concerns” about her safety, police have said.

A formation of Lynx helicopters made a stop at Wattisham Flying Station today to mark the end of the aircraft’s distinguished 40-year career with the British Army.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

A man and a teenager from Stowmarket have been charged with robbery along with a series of other offences.

More than four thousand people have signed a petition launched by a concerned Mum, urging the county council to scrap a controversial consultation into cutting free school transport.

Ipswich Town Hall is preparing for its 150th birthday with a major celebration at the end of the month.

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