Lowestoft: Pumps battle garage blaze

THREE pumps were sent to a blaze after it was believed that a woman was inside the property.

Crews were called to Arbor Lane, Lowestoft, at 12.45pm after a blaze involving a wooden garage attached to a single storey bungalow.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said that a nearby property was evacuated.

She said that a woman was believed to be inside the property, however while crews were at the scene, she returned to her home and all people were accounted for.

The incident was brought under control by 1.30pm, however the property was heavily smoke-logged property and undamaged asbestos boarding was identified in the garage.

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Meanwhile, crews are currently battling a blaze involving a bonfire which spread to re-cycling area on Old Bury Road, Stuston.

Three pumps are at the scene which involves 20 tonnes of waste paper, 20 tonnes of straw and an unknown amount of fertilizer.

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The fire involved silage straw bales and farm machinery. It was also encroaching onto Nitrogen 34.

Crews used jets, ground monitors and hose reel jets to tackle to blaze, due to fears that overhead cables could create a risk of electical problems.

The fire was surrounded by 2.15pm, with crews breaking down burning piles of straw and silage.

A teleporter was used to reduce size of burning materials. Crews have now deemed this incident as being under control.

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