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Travel: Van fire tackled by fire crews in layby near Copdock Interchange

PUBLISHED: 09:57 11 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:58 11 April 2014

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Firefighters have put out a van fire near the Copdock Interchange.

It happened just before 7.45am in a layby on the northbound carriageway of the A12 just before the junction.

Two fire crews were sent from Princes Street in Ipswich and a third came from Hadleigh.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to fight the fire.

The fire was out by 8.14am and traffic is now flowing normally.

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