Fire hits flat behind Dolphin Inn pub in seaside village of Thorpeness

PUBLISHED: 09:28 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:56 28 April 2016

Fire broke out in flats behind the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness

Fire broke out in flats behind the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness


Fire struck a seaside property in the early hours of this morning.

The blaze broke out in a flat behind the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness, near Aldeburgh.

Police were called by the fire service at 3,10am, following reports that people may still have been inside the building – but everyone has since been accounted for.

The fire service was alerted by a call at 2.55am reporting smoke at the two-storey building.

Officers joined firefighters from Aldeburgh and Leiston at the scene, in Old Holmes Road, where help was then called for from Saxmundham station.

Crews located the fire on the first floor and used two hoses to extinguish the flame, which were under control by 4.42am.

An investigation is under way, and it is not clear, at this stage, whether or not the fire is being treated as suspicious.

The fire was earlier reported to have affected the Dolphin Inn. It was since emerged that the pub was not involved.

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