Home and restaurant hit by fire

A man was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation following a house fire in Ipswich today.

Paramedics and firefighters were called, at around 12.20pm, to a three bedroom semi-detached house in Hilton Road.

The blaze started in a bedroom on the first floor of the property but spread no further throughout the house.

Fire crews from Princes Street and Colchester Road stations used breathing gear and a single hose to tackle the flames, which were under control by 12.46pm.

Paramedics treated a man at the scene for the effects of mild smoke inhalation but he did not need hospital treatment.

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Earlier, in Bury St Edmunds, two fire crews from the town were called to Bang Bangs restaurant in Hatter Street.

A small electrical fire had broken in a fuse box at around 1.20pm but firefighters were able to get the flames under control using dry powder extinguishers by 1.43pm.

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Elsewhere, fire crews remain at the scene of an undergrowth fir in Brandon. A crew from the town were called at 1.43pm to reports of a fire off the B1106. They were joined shortly afterwards by engines from Thetford and Sudbury and are still on scene.

Check this website for updates as they come in.

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