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Firefighters battling barn blaze outside Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 11:44 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 19:05 18 June 2019

Crews attended from Ipswich, Holbrook, Leiston, Hadleigh and Ixworth Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Crews attended from Ipswich, Holbrook, Leiston, Hadleigh and Ixworth Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Seven fire crews tackled a blaze in a barn full of straw just outside Ipswich this morning.

The blaze broke out in a barn full of straw just outside Ipswich Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICEThe blaze broke out in a barn full of straw just outside Ipswich Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire at a farm in Thurleston Lane, Akenham, just north of Ipswich, at 9:47am.

Crews attended from Ipswich, Holbrook, Leiston, Hadleigh and Ixworth, extinguishing the blaze which had broken out at a large barn containing straw.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said at the time: "Our crews are attending a fire in a barn, 20 metres by 20 metres, which had straw in it."

"Due to its location there is no risk to surrounding buildings or structures in the area."

A video from the scene, taken by chief fire officer Mark Hardingham, shows the burned barn still smoking while firefighters continue to spray it with water.

Mr Hardingham, who was diverted from a different job he was heading to at the time, said: "We were just passing through Claydon and we've currently got fire engines, from Haleigh and from Ipswich, tackling this barn fire.

"It's just a good example of the kind of stuff that we do on a busy day like today."

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