Fire service in demand after series of blazes

FIREFIGHTERS in Suffolk have been tackling a series of heath and undergrowth blazes across the county this evening.

At 4.30pm the fire brigade received a call to say a fire had broken out on Rushmere Heath.

Two crews, from Princes Street and Colchester Road fire stations discovered the flames had spread to cover an area measuring 150 square metres.

They used one hose to control the flames, damping down the area to bring the blaze under control by 5.25pm.

Meanwhile in Kesgrave a crew from Princes Street fire station were called to tackle another fire, which had taken hold of an area of bushes and tree stumps in Dobbs Lane at around 4.45pm.

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They battled the flames for around 15 minutes to put out the fire which measure five metres by five metres.

Minutes later another grass fire broke out in Low Road, Bramfield, near Halesworth.

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A crew from the town’s fire station put out the flames by 5.15pm.

Then at around 6.10pm the fire service received another call to reports of a fire in a garden at an Ipswich home.

Firefighters from Colchester Road fire station discovered a bonfire which had spread to plants at the garden in Parnell Close.

They had the incident under control by 6.30pm.

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