Road closed due to roof fire in Ipswich town centre

The fire broke out in a flat above the CEX shop in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MEGAN ALDOU

The fire broke out in a flat above the CEX shop in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters now believe a blaze above a high street shop in Ipswich was started deliberately.

Police closed the road to make sure the area was safe Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Police closed the road to make sure the area was safe Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS - Credit: Archant

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.

Four fire crews were deployed to the scene, but only two arrived Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS

Four fire crews were deployed to the scene, but only two arrived Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS - Credit: Archant


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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.

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