Blaze shuts Ipswich street

A FIRE in a derelict building has closed an Ipswich town centre street today.

A FIRE in a derelict building closed an Ipswich town centre street today.

Upper Orwell Street was shut by police at about 5.30am after the fire, which is being treated as suspicious, broke out in a two-storey building.

Three fire crews were called to the scene, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

The fire involved two empty shops, Suit Sity and The 7th Chakra, while two nearby shops that are currently being used were damaged by smoke.


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The road was reopened just after 7am and an investigation into the fire's cause was due to be carried out later today.

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