Busy night for fire crews

IT was a busy night fire fighters in the region with several incidents taking place in the early hours.

At 12.06am firefighters were called to tackle a grass blaze at an allotment in Ipswich.

The fire, measuring one metre by one metre, took place at an allotment in London Road.

One fire engine from the Princes Street depot attended and crews used a water backpack to fight the flames.

The fire was extinguished by 12.19am.


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One fire engine from Diss was called to a car fire on the Forge Industrial Estate in Palgrave at 1.22am.

When crews arrived they found one car well alight and used one hose reel jet and two breathing apparatus.

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The fire was put out at 1.47am.

At 1.47am firefighters attended a fence fire in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds.

One fire engine from Bury attended and when crews arrived they found part of a fence and a wheelie bin on fire near a house.

Crews used one hose reel jet and the fire was put out at 2.21am. The blaze is being treated as suspicious.

A blazing car was tackled by fire crews on a driveway in Playford Road, near Ipswich at 4.38am.

One fire engine from the Colchester Road depot tackled the fire using one hose reel jet.

The fire was extinguished at 5.04am and is being treated as suspicious.

Fire crews in Bury had to help rescue a man from a second floor home after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Fire and ambulance crews were called to a property in Boughton Way at 4.03am.

Firefighters used a turn table ladder to get the man out of the building. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

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