Firefighters tackle barn blaze at Ixworth

Barn fire at Ixworth High Street (St Edmundsbury Police July 31)

Barn fire at Ixworth High Street (St Edmundsbury Police July 31) - Credit: Archant

Five engines tackled a barn blaze in a west Suffolk village last night.

Barn fire at Ixworth High Street (St Edmundsbury Police July 31)

Barn fire at Ixworth High Street (St Edmundsbury Police July 31) - Credit: Archant

Initially two crews were called to the blaze in Ixworth, north of Bury St Edmunds, but on arrival they requested further support including an aerial appliance.

Two engines from Bury St Edmunds, one from Ixworth and another engine and aerial platform from Ipswich East attended the scene, at the Stow Road end of High Street.

They were called at around 8pm, with the fire in a barn that backs on to the road.

Police were also dispatched, closing the road to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze from the highway.

The fire was under control by 10.07pm.

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