Firefighters tackle grassland fire in Snape

Crews from Aldeburgh, Orford and Leiston were sent to the scene of the fire (stock image). Picture:

Crews from Aldeburgh, Orford and Leiston were sent to the scene of the fire (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORELY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have tackled a grassland blaze near Snape tonight involving 60sqft of smouldering undergrowth.

Crews were called at around 6.05pm to reports of the fire, just south of Snape off Snape Road.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue service said crews from Aldeburgh, Orford and Leiston were sent to fight the fire.

She said: “The scene was just off the road between Snape and Orford, two miles down a farm track.

“The incident involved 60sqft of smouldering undergrowth.


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“Extended hose reels were used to extinguish the grass fire.

“A water bowser attended the scene as well.”

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The fire was under control and a stop called by crews at around 8.45pm.

One engine remained on scene for some time after to make sure the fire was fully extinguished and to check for hot spots.

The spokeswoman added that the fire was not believed to be suspicious.

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