Residents evacuated after blaze at fireworks shed

Residents had to be evacuated after a blaze at a shed containing fireworks in Haverhill.

Firefighters were called to Fennels Close at 5.06am today following a number of calls from residents.

When they arrived they found a large shed well alight. The building was known to contain fireworks.

Firecrews initially had to be withdrawn to a safe area before tackling the flames.

The shed was close to another property and the building’s occupants had to be evacuated by the police.

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Two fire engines attended the incident and used two hose reel jets to fight the blaze.

The fire engulfed three sheds but crews were able to extinguish the blaze at 5.42am.

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There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the incident.

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