Commuters delayed by line-side fire

Firefighters are still on the scene of a blaze on a railway embankment in Ipswich which is causing disruption for rail passengers.

Four fire crews from Princes Street and Colchester Road were called out at 4.45pm to deal with the fire on the south side of the railway, near Maidenhall Approach.

They used six hose reels to get the fire under control by 5.30pm, and are still in the area damping down the flames.

A number of trains between Manningtree and Ipswich have been delayed, although services are now resuming.


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