Lowestoft: Firefighters called to deal with flaming trees

Firefighters have attened a gas leak

Firefighters have attened a gas leak - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a blaze involving several trees in Lowestoft this evening.

The fire affected a patch of undergrowth off Walmer Road and a crew from Lowestoft South Fire Station was sent out at 7.23pm.

The crew arrived within five minutes and used a water backpack and one hose reel to fight the flames and the incident was under control by 7.47pm.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said it appeared that the fire had been started deliberately.

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