Dramatic photos of fire crews battling three-storey wood store blaze
PUBLISHED: 08:16 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:43 09 April 2019
Nine fire crews have spent almost six hours battling a wood store blaze in Sedge Fen.
Firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called to the scene of the fire at Aston’s Timber Yard, in Sedgefen Road, at around 2.55am today, Monday, April 8.
According to a fire service spokesman, two fire engines, an aerial appliance and a water carrier from Suffolk were initially sent to fight the fire along with two engines from Cambridgeshire.
At the height of the blaze, nine fire engines - and 22 firefighters - were on scene fighting the fire.
A spokesman said the fire was in a three-storey wood store and that the third floor was “well alight”.
He said the fire had now been extinguished but that five crews remained on scene dampening down and checking for hotspots.
He said: “It is a fire at a timber yard so it has taken some time to tackle due to the scale of the fire.
“It was a fire in a three-storey building measuring 30m by 15m in size.
“It was the third floor that was well alight.”
He added that the Sedgefen Road would be closed to traffic this morning while crews worked at the scene.
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