Crews tackle roof blaze

THE quick action of fire fighters stopped a blaze spreading into two Blaxhall homes this afternoon.

Crews were called to Old Post Office Lane around 4pm to tackle a fire in outbuildings at the front of two semi-detached homes.

The fire - believed to have been caused by an electrical fault - destroyed the majority of the building’s roof and one of its rooms.

Home owner David Carrington, who was out at the time of the fire, said: “It’s a hell of nuisance.”

He said the prompt action of fire fighters prevented it spreading into his property.

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“It could have been a lot worse, the whole house would have gone up,” he added.

Ian Bowell, group manager at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It’s not believed to be suspicious but the investigation is ongoing.”

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Three appliances, from Woodbridge, Orford and Leiston, attended the blaze, which was brought under control shortly after 5pm

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