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Fire chiefs deny that engine was 'trapped' in overgrown road

PUBLISHED: 12:36 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 18:54 23 July 2019

A fire engine became trapped in Woodbridge over the weekend Picture: PETER BACON

A fire engine became trapped in Woodbridge over the weekend Picture: PETER BACON

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has denied that one of its engines was stuck for more than two hours after becoming trapped in undergrowth in Woodbridge.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called to Wilderness Lane in Woodbridge shortly before 5pm on Sunday to attend a fire at one of the neighbouring property's garages.

Residents told the EADT that they had been concerned that the engine had become stuck in undergrowth after putting out the blaze as it remained on site for a further two hours.

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Fire chiefs have denied that this was the case stating that crews had remained on site to deal with an open electric transformer box.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were called to an established garage fire which we were able to deal with promptly. Access to the incident was via a narrow lane and required a great deal of care to access and exit.

"On leaving the incident via the lane, crews discovered an open electric transformer box on a post. UK Power Networks were immediately called and the appliance remained in place, so that firefighter and public safety was not endangered.

"Once safe to do so, the appliance returned to its base at Woodbridge Fire Station."

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