Firefighters attend another heath fire in Rushmere
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Firefighters have today tackled a blaze on heathland on the outskirts in Ipswich – the second in the area in less than three days.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to Rushmere Heath off Camberley Road around 1.50pm today.
A fire broke out in an area of grass and trees measuring 80 metres by 80 metres.
Three fire engines were sent to the scene – one each from Ipswich East, Ipswich Princes Street and Woodbridge – and the brigade also dispatched its all-terrain Unimog vehicle.
The fire was under control by 2.45pm.
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It came after another fire at the heath on Friday night, which was believed to have been started deliberately.
Firefighters spent around two hours battling the flames.
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Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has attended a series of wildfires this weekend due to the hot weather and dry conditions.
A statement on the brigade’s Facebook page today said: “Our firefighters are at another heath fire on the outskirts of Ipswich.
“This is one of a number of fires we have attended this weekend due to the hot weather and in a different part of the Heath from Friday evening’s incident.
“With the heat set to continue into the next week we urge everyone to take care and be #fireaware.”