Ipswich: Crews kept busy during spate of paper bank blazes

FIREFIGHTERS in Ipswich battled four separate blazes involving paper banks overnight.

Crews from the town’s Colchester Road Fire Station were first called into action at 2.04am, after receiving reports of a small fire involving a recycling unit in Tomline Road.

Using a hose reel jet and a short ladder, crews had tackled the flames by 2.30am

At 2.10am, another blaze begin in Bucklesham Road, Ipswich. After arriving at the scene, firefighters discovered two small paper banks alight.

The incidents were brought under control within 15minutes.


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A third blaze engulfed a paper bank in Penshurst Road, Ipswich, shortly after 3am.

Using a hose reel jet, firefighters had fought the flames by 3.30am.

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The same paper bank was reported as being alight again at 9.52am today. A crew from Colchester Road attended and the fire had been put out by 10.05am.

Meanwhile, a skip in Landseer Road was found well alight in the early hours of this morning.

Crews arrived at the scene at 2.38am and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

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