Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Firefighters tackle trio of blazes in early hours

07:46 25 January 2013

Fire crews were called to three incidents

Fire crews were called to three incidents

Archant

FIREFIGHTERS were kept busy in the early hours of this morning with call-outs to three blazes across the county.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were first called to reports of a building fire in Market Place, Mildenhall, at 12.45am.

Two crews attended the scene and found a shop underneath residential accommodation was well alight.

The flames were extinguished by 1.30am.

The second fire was reported in Timworth Green, Timworth, just after 1.50am to an electricity transformer fire.

Two crews were despatched to what was thought to be a substation fire but turned out to be a transformer on a pole well alight involving high voltage cables.

The firefighters stood by until the arrival of the electricity company and the incident was dealt with by 2.30am.

The final blaze was in the open in Quaves Lane, Bungay, just after 2am.

On arrival, firefighters found a wheelie bin was well alight and extinguished the flames within 25 minutes.

0 comments

The Freeport Braintree retail complex

A multi-million pound proposal has been put forward to expand a mid-Essex shopping centre creating up to 100 new jobs.

Part of the illegal shipment of cigarettes discovered at the Port of Felixstowe by Border Force officials.

Border Force officers have foiled the biggest ever attempt to smuggle cigarettes into the UK after uncovering more than 11million cigarettes at the Port of Felixstowe.

Flossie the bunny, who got separated from its owner at Stansted Airport

Staff at Stansted Airport have taken to social media in an attempt to reunite a lost toy bunny with its owner.

Earl Soham. Credit: Mike Page.

Owners of an east Suffolk business centre are looking to convert some of its older buildings into residential use – while finding new sites for those being displaced.

Officers have issued a photograph of a man they would like to speak to following an alleged assault, which took place in woodland in Bentley last month. Pic: Suffolk Constabulary.

A man in his 70s was assaulted by a group of men riding trail bikes in an area of woodland in Suffolk.

West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock, minister of state responsible for digital policy, gave a talk on broadcasting at the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival at the British Library in London. Pic: Matthew Hancock.

A Suffolk MP delivered a masterclass in public speaking today by refusing to be distracted by a bizarre distraction at a radio industry conference.

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