Brandon bungalow blaze thought to be started by faulty boiler

Fire crews attend the scene of a house fire in Ashdale Park, Brandon. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Fire crews attend the scene of a house fire in Ashdale Park, Brandon - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Firefighters tackled a bungalow fire thought to have been started by a faulty boiler in Brandon today. 

Crews received reports of flames coming from the roof of a property in Ashdale Park at 8.50am today, Wednesday, October 27. Crews from Brandon and Mildenhall attended the bungalow fire.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two appliances attended the scene of the roof fire.

"On arrival crews reported that half of the property was well alight."

Fire crews attend the scene of a house fire in Ashdale Park, Brandon. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Firefighters had to remove the roof tiles to gain better access to the blaze - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The spokesman also confirmed that firefighters, six of who were wearing breathing apparatus, removed felt roof tiles to gain better access to the fire. 

A 'stop' call was made at 11.08am today, although crews remained at the scene dampening down after that time.  

The spokesman for the fire service added: "There were no casualties as a result of the fire. 

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"The fire is believed to have started due to a boiler malfunction."

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