Bin fires keep fire service busy

OVERNIGHT Suffolk's fire crews were kept very busy with a series of callouts to bin fires across the region.

OVERNIGHT Suffolk's fire crews were kept very busy with a series of callouts to bin fires across the region.

In Ipswich, crews from Princes Street attended three separate bin fires. At 2.13am one crew were called to the scene of a wheelie bin on fire at Pintail Close.

A short while later at 2.28am another crew from the Princes Street station extinguished a bin fire on a lamppost on Aster Road.

And two minutes later fire control received a call alerting them to another wheelie bin fire at Grebe Close in the town. All three fires were brought under control by 2.44am.

And in Newmarket five crews were dispatched to bin fires across the town.

At 1.16am on Church Lane one crew extinguished a wheelie bin fire. Meanwhile another call at 1.25am alerted fire control to another wheelie bin fire on the playing fields at a school on Rowley Drive.

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At 1.37am two crews from the Newmarket station were called to Newmarket College on Exning Road where a bin store was found to be alight.

And at 2.28am more firefighters from Newmarket were dispatched to tackle a wheelie bin blaze on Heathen Close.