Ipswich: Chinese lantern sets light to tree

IPSWICH: Firefighters battled the flames after a Chinese lantern set light to a tree tonight.

The conifer tree in Ashcroft Road, Ipswich, caught fire at around 7.45pm. One appliance from headquarters attended the blaze.

This comes just weeks after the fire service issued a warning against the use of Chinese lanterns, highlighting the risks they pose if they get out of control.

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