Huge fire in scrapyard sees 11 fire engines descend on village

Fire engines lined the narrow streets in Thwaite as crew members tackled the blaze

Eleven fire engines have been called to the blaze in Denham Street near Stradbroke (file image) - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Dozens of firefighters worked to put out flames at a metal recycling scrapyard on the outskirts of a Suffolk village. 

Eleven fire engines were originally called to the scene, at Nationwide Metal Recycling in Denham Street, near Stradbroke, but this was scaled down to six an hour later with all crews leaving around 7pm on Bank Holiday Monday. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said 11 engines were originally called to reports of a fire in a workshop at the premises. 

Crews arrived to find part of a 75ft by 45ft building was alight, but the fire was contained within one section rather than affecting the whole structure. 

Firefighters used breathing equipment after finding excessive amounts of black smoke and used hose reel jets to dowse the flames. 

There were no reports of injuries, the spokesman added, but a large response was required due to the nature of materials used at the scrapyard. 

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