Ipswich: Container blaze tackled

Fire fighters were called to Lanseer Park in Ipswich to tackle a blaze in a lorry container.

Two fire engines attended the incident shortly after 9pm this evening.

On arrival crews found that one 40ft container, which stocked furniture and a 45 gallon oil drum, was well alight.

Crews used one hose reel jet and one covering jet to tackle the blaze which was extinguished at 10.04pm.

Watch manager Simon Bevan said: “When we arrived we had a well-developed fire in a container near a BMX track.

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“Once we gained access to the container our crews wore two sets of breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze.

“Had the oil drum caught fire then this could have been a major incident but fortunately we got the blaze under control.”

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The fire is being treated as suspicious and an investigation will be carried out to determine its cause.

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