Huge fire in Sedge Fen at a ‘possible cannabis farm’

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a wood store in Sedge Fen Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVIC

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a wood store in Sedge Fen Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

A huge fire at a three-story warehouse in Sedge Fen is believed to be at a building being used as a cannabis farm, police officers have revealed.

Crews were called to the scene of the fire just before 3am Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Crews were called to the scene of the fire just before 3am Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

Firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were called to the scene of the fire at Aston’s Timber Yard, in Sedgefen Road, at around 2.55am today, Monday, April 8 and nine fire crews tackled the blaze.

According to a fire service spokesman, two fire engines, an aerial appliance and a water carrier from Suffolk were initially sent to fight the fire along with two engines from Cambridgeshire.

At the height of the blaze, nine fire engines - and 22 firefighters - were on scene fighting the fire.

It has now emerged that the police believe that the building may have been being used as a cannabis farm.

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a three-storey wood store in Sedge Fen Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND

Fire crews are battling a blaze at a three-storey wood store in Sedge Fen Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant


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Investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

A spokesman said the fire was in a three-storey wood store and that the third floor was “well alight”.

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He said: “It is a fire at a timber yard so it has taken some time to tackle due to the scale of the fire.

“It was a fire in a three-storey building measuring 30m by 15m in size.

“It was the third floor that was well alight.”

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