Extremely busy night for firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS in Suffolk have tackled a series of blazes overnight.

FIREFIGHTERS in Suffolk have tackled a series of blazes overnight.

Dozens of firefighters, including some from Essex and Cambridgeshire, were called to a massive fire in a thatched property in Withersfield, near Haverhill, at just before 4am today.

The fire had started in the ground floor of the house and spread to the roof, which was completely engulfed in flames.

No one was hurt in the fire. It took the ten crews on the scene just over four hours to bring the fire under control.


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The thatched roof fire was the biggest blaze in an extremely busy night which saw crews sent out regularly across the county.

At just before 8.30pm yesterday firefighters were called to a scooter fire in Church Lane, Sproughton, which was under control ten minutes later.

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And at around 9.45pm crews put out a car fire in Ellenbrook Road, Ipswich.

Then at around 11.10pm there was a call to a wheelie bin fire in Ipswich's Bell Close, which is being treated as suspicious.

At just after 2am this morning there was a call to Constable Road in Felixstowe where crews brought a kitchen fire under control within 20 minutes.

At around 2.45am firefighters put out a bin fire outside Debenhams in Westgate Street.

And at just after 6.45am crews were called to the A140 near Coddenham where a van containing bread was on fire. The flames were under control by 7.15am.

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