A farmhouse has been destroyed in a blaze after 10 fire crews were called overnight. 

Firefighters were called to the blaze in Saxmundham at about 22.15pm on Monday to reports of a roof fire. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Firefighters tackling the blaze in SaxmundhamFirefighters tackling the blaze in Saxmundham (Image: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service)

Half of the roof of the property at Wood Farm of the B1119 Saxmundham Road collapsed during the overnight blaze. 

Speaking at the scene of the fire Station Manager Mel Buck said: "On arrival of the first appliance they discovered a fully develope fire and then several other appliances were called. 

"Out of the 10 crews at the scene two of those are specials with an aerial with lader and platform and a command support vehicle. 

"The fire has been contained and we are now dampening down and checking for any hotspots. "

People were being asked to keep away from the area and the fire service thanked local residents for keeping the main road clear so that they were apple to transfer water for their appliances to the scene. 

Pictures posted by the fire service show the extent of the damage caused by the blaze. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Fire at farmhouse in SaxmundhamFire at farmhouse in Saxmundham (Image: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service)

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said four hose reels, four jets and two breathing apparatus were used at the scene. 

The aerial appliance from Ipswich was used and a fire investigation will begin to find the cause of the blaze. 

UK Power Networks was also called to the scene. 

One appliance remained at the scene for most of the day and nobody was injured as a result of the fire.