Great Cornard house fire leaves home destroyed and family homeless

Fire crews tackle blaze in Chinese restaurant.

Fire crews tackle blaze in Chinese restaurant. - Credit: Archant

A house fire in Walsingham Close, Great Cornard, has left a two-storey terraced house destroyed and the family homeless.

Fire crews were called at around 3.30pm after a bedroom fire on the first floor had taken hold of the property.

Crews from Halstead and Essex, including the aerial ladder platform from Colchester, joined Suffolk fire services in tackling the blaze.

The fire was brought under control around 4.45pm, and firefighters left the scene shortly after 8.30pm.

There were no casualties in the incident.


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Concerns had been raised that fire getting into the roof could damage other houses, but a police spokesperson confirmed only the one adjacent was considered at risk.

The family, which included two boys aged three and six, are believed to be staying at a parent’s house following the fire.

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