Fire service attends two gas related incidents in Suffolk

File image of Suffolk firefighters tackling a blaze Picture: OWEN HINES

File image of Suffolk firefighters tackling a blaze Picture: OWEN HINES

Firefighters were called to two separate blazes involving gas at homes in Suffolk today.

The first happened at a timber framed double garage in Old House Cottages, Hintlesham, around 11.40am.

Four fire crews were sent to the scene: one each from Colchester, Ipswich East, Holbrook and Felixstowe.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been caused by gas bottles in the garage.

The garage was “fully alight” when crews arrived, the spokesman said.


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The flames were extinguished just before 1.10pm and no-one was believed to have been hurt.

The second happened in a shed at a property in Walnut Tree Close, Bramford, around the same time.

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The fire spokesman said the blaze involved the gas main.

The blaze was extinguished by 12.45pm and the gas board isolated the gas supply.

No-one was thought to have been injured.

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