Road closed due to roof fire in Ipswich town centre
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Firefighters now believe a blaze above a high street shop in Ipswich was started deliberately.
The fire service was called to the scene in Upper Brook Street at around 5.45pm this evening to discover a roof fire at a property above the CEX shop.
Four engines from Suffolk Fire and Rescue were deployed to the scene, but only two attended – one each from Ipswich East and Princes Street.
A spokesman for the service said crews were called to a rubbish fire on the second floor of a flat roof.
Once the fire was extinguished, the crews suspected it had been started deliberately and referred the matter to police.
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A spokesman for Suffolk police confirmed the road was closed as a precaution.
He also stressed that the blaze was small, posing a minimal risk to residents.
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The scene has now been cleared.