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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters tackled a blaze affecting around 300 square metres of gorseland close to a family resort on the edge of Ipswich.

Several crews were sent to the scene at Hill Farm Lane, Chelmondiston, where firefighters tackled a blaze covering five acres.

More major fires have broken out at farms across the county.

East Anglia has enjoyed the joint hottest day of the year so far - with temperatures reaching more than 30C (86F).

A horse needed rescuing after becoming stuck while attempting to leap over a stable door.

Fire crews were called to the Suffolk coast to tackle a blaze this morning as the spate of outdoor incidents continue during the spell of warm and dry weather.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place for parts of the UK today, with forecasters warning heavy rain and thunder could be on the way. But will our region be affected by the storms?

A doorway was set alight in a spate of arsons in an Ipswich neighbourhood.

Firefighters tackled two field fires within one mile of each other – with a combined 17 acres of land alight.

Fire crews are still on scene after battling a forest fire in an area of Thetford Forest between Brandon and Lakenheath in west Suffolk.

Parts of Suffolk and Essex could see finally see rain this afternoon as forecasters say there is potential for isolated heavy showers across the region.

Investigations continue on the cause of a blaze in Ipswich which led to shops and homes being evacuated after a number of gas cylinders exploded.

Shocked neighbours have described the terrifying moment they heard huge bangs from a major fire which has left thick plumes of black smoke pouring over homes.

Firefighters in Suffolk have tackled almost 50 wildfires since Friday amid an enduring heat wave that has made the countryside dangerously flammable.

Suffolk is braced for another two days of scorching temperatures as forecasters predict highs of up to 31C for our region.

Firefighters tackled another field blaze in Suffolk this afternoon as the spell of hot and dry weather continues.

Dozens of fire crews from across Suffolk and beyond were called upon to tackle five large open-air fires which broke out in the space of a few hours on Tuesday.

Emergency services spent almost two hours tackling an abandoned car which was found alight beside the A14 in Suffolk.

Firefighters have a large blaze on Corton Road under control.

Firefighters were involved in a nine hour operation tackling a steaming pile of manure in Somersham today.

A woman suffered a possible broken wrist when the car she was driving collided with a van at a crossroads this morning.

A rolling roadblock was set up on the A14 after a reported lorry fire near to Ipswich.

Fire crews were alerted to reports of ‘hazardous materials’ at a Suffolk high school this afternoon.

Fundraising firefighters are making a splash for a good cause at one of Suffolk’s biggest charity challenges this summer.

A woman has appeared in court charged in connection with a fatal crash in Newmarket.

Nine fire crews were despatched to Ipswich Hospital after smoke from a nearby bonfire blew into the maternity block and set off alarms.

A new £70,000 fire simulator is set to revolutionise the way the brigade educates youngsters on safety, bosses have said.

A two-vehicle crash in Lowestoft this morning ended up with traffic having to be diverted.

Fire crews were called to a blaze at a residential street in east Suffolk this evening.

A fire in a busy Suffolk high street is said to have caused “chaotic” scenes – though the blaze has been quickly dealt with.

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