Crews fight fire in King’s Forest in west Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:51 26 May 2019

Four fire crews are at the scene of a fire in Wordwell, Suffolk Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Four fire crews are at the scene of a fire in Wordwell, Suffolk Picture: PHIL MORLEY


Fire crews spent almost ten hours tackling a fire in King’s Forest near Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called at around 9.25am on Saturday, May 25, to reports of a fire in the open in the forest near Wordwell, just off the B1106.

Speaking at the time, a spokesman for the fire service said: "It is a fire in the open, approximately 3,000 square metres.

"We have four appliances there at the moment.

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"We also have the Unimog all-terrain vehicle going along as well as one water carrier."

He added that one fire crew from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was also helping to extinguish the fire.

As of 12.55pm, crews were still on scene.

A fire spokesman added: "Crews are still on scene and good progress is being made.

"A second Unimog, from Princes St, Ipswich, has been requested to assist at the incident."

Firefighters eventually called a stop on the incident at around 8pm.

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