Fire crews face busy day dealing with blazes and accidents

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in Suffolk have faced a busy day of responding to emergencies – tackling blazes and attending the scene of road collisions across the county.

Just before 6am this morning, two crews from Princes Street and a crew from Ipswich East fire station were called to a bus fire on the eastbound carriageway of the A14, between the Ipswich East and Bucklesham junctions. The flames were quickly brought under control.

At 10.24am an engine from Lowestoft South fire station dealt with a chimney fire at a property in Dorking Road, Lound, before a crew from Holbrook responded to a crash near the Royal Hospital School, where a woman had to be cut free from the wreckage at about 11am.

This afternoon, at about 2.30pm, Newmarket firefighters tackled a blaze that started in the kitchen of a home in Trinity Avenue, Mildenhall. The flames were out by about 3.30pm.