Firefighters tackle Nacton shore blaze

FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a blaze in undergrowth along the shores of the River Orwell.

FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a blaze in undergrowth along the shores of the River Orwell.

Three crews were called to deal with the fire on Nacton foreshore.

A fire service spokesman said 200 to 300 square metres of brush was alight.

The first crew from Colchester Road, Ipswich, was sent out at 4.25pm after a call from a member of the public who spotted flames among the trees about half a mile from the Nacton foreshore car park and picnic site.


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Firefighters reported back that there was more than one area on fire and so two back-up crews from Princes Road, Ipswich, were dispatched at 4.55pm.

Crews used water hoses and beaters to fight the flames, and also water packs and buckets to get enough water to the site.

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The fire service said the blaze was not near any homes. The fire was under control but crews were remaining at the scene to ensure it was put out properly.

There was no indication of the cause at this stage.

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