County's fire crews have busy New Year

FIRE crews were called to several fires around the county on what is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for emergency services.

FIRE crews were called to several fires around the county on what is traditionally one of the busiest nights of the year for emergency services.

Shortly after midnight, firefighters from Princes Street station attended a blaze at a house in the Chantry area of Ipswich. They arrived at 12.10am to find a set of garden furniture alight in the rear garden of a property in Sandpiper Road. The fire was under control by 12.24am.

At 2.08am, a crew from Woodbridge were called to Acer Road, Rendlesham, where a stove fire had caused a plastic air vent to melt on the outside of a house. Firefighters had made the area safe by 2.52am.

Then, at 2.48am, a bin fire was reported in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. One hose reel was used to extinguish the commercial bin fire in a brick built shelter and firefighters left the scene at 3.06am.

Bury firefighters then attended a chimney fire at 4.25am, in Fornham St Martin. A crew had the blaze under control at The Old Coach House by 5.21am.