Busy 24-hours for Suffolk's fire crews

FIRE crews in Suffolk have been called to numerous blazes overnight.

FIRE crews in Suffolk have been called to numerous blazes overnight.

In a busy 24 hours for firefighters a crew was called to a paper bank fire in Saxmundham at 3.45pm yesterday.

The smouldering paper in the steal container in Market Place was brought under control in just over 20 minutes.

At about 4.15pm there was a call to Wade's Lane in Shotley where a pile of logs inside a woodburner in a semi-detached cottage had caught alight and spread to a wooden beam. Firefighters spent nearly an hour bringing the flames under control.


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Then at just before 6pm three fire crews were called to a fish and chip shop in Commercial Road, Lowestoft, where a fire had spread to the ducting of the three floor terrace building.

That blaze was under control just after 7.30pm.

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At about 9.15pm crews were called to a road traffic accident in Clare Road, Long Melford, where four people were thought to be trapped in two cars.

By the time crews reached the scene everyone was out of the cars and one person was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital by paramedics.

An hour later crews were called to a chimney fire in Bildeston Road, Offton, where ladders and chimney rods were used to tackle the fire for an hour.

This morning at about 2.50am two crews called to Cornwall Road in Felixstowe where an electrical intake box was on fire.

The flames were under control by 3.06am, but the house was left heavily smoke logged.

Then at just before 10am today three crews were called to a blaze in a single-storey extension of a house in Raedwald Drive, Bury St Edmunds.

Paramedics were also called to the scene but no one needed to be taken to hospital and the flames were under control by 10.30am.

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