Fire crews tackle boiler blaze

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a boiler blaze at a home in Ipswich this afternoon.

Crews were called to a flat in Lakeside Road at 2.11pm. On arrival they discovered a blaze in a first floor flat which had started from a gas boiler in a kitchen.

Two fire engines from the Princes Street depot attended the incident.

Watch Manager Harry Smith said: “A home-owner has come back and found that his boiler was on fire in the kitchen of his flat.

“As a result of the blaze the boiler has flooded his flat and the property situated below. There is also a section of smoke damage.

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“We were able to put the fire out fairly quickly but unfortunately the incident has caused substantial damage to the property.”

Crews wore two sets of breathing apparatus and used one hose reel to tackle the flames. The property was ventilated by 2.24pm and crews stood down from the scene.

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The owner of the flat declined to comment about the incident.

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