Ipswich: Fire on top floor of guesthouse

Firefighters from Ipswich’s two stations were called to deal with an early morning blaze which started on the second floor of a guest house.

Two crews from Princes Street station were joined by colleagues from Colchester Road headquarters at the scene of the fire, in Crescent Road, Ipswich.

A small blaze had broken out in a second floor bedsit of a guesthouse, shortly before 4am.

The flames appeared to have been caused by burning paper in a sink.

Fire crews ensured everyone was safely clear of the building before extinguishing the flames within about 20 minutes.

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They remained on scene to ventilate the property before returning to base.

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