Fire crews tackle blazes during early hours

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a number of blazes in the region during the early hours of today.

At 6.08am crews were called a fire in the first floor of a home in Blunt Hall Road, Witham.

Two fire engines attended the incident and on arrival crews discovered the property was 100 percent smoke logged.

Crews wore breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to extinguish the fire by 6.55am.

At 1.41am crews in Lowestoft were called to shed fire at a property in Lymm Road.


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Two fire engines attended and on arrival crews found a garden shed measuring around 3x3m and wooden fencing attached to the property well alight.

Three propane cylinders were involved in the fire, but crews were able to put out the blaze at 2.16am.

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At 1.34am crews in Ipswich were called to a home in Birkfield Drive to tackle a blaze in an airing cupboard.

Two fire engines attended and crews were able to extinguish the fire at 1.57am using a small amount of water from the home’s kitchen.

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