Suffolk: Busy night for firefighters following series of incidents

Van fire near Newmarket

Van fire near Newmarket - Credit: Archant

Firefighters have had a busy evening with a series of fires in the county.

Crews from Sudbury and Long Melford were sent to a house in Second Avenue, Sudbury, at about 5.55pm following reports of a cooker on fire in the property.

The crews arrived on the scene just after 6pm but the fire had already been extinguished.

Firefighters from Princes Street were sent to Nacton Road in Ipswich at 6.25pm to a blaze which had affected an area of undergrowth.

Beaters and two hose reel jets were used to tackle the fire, which was brought under control by 6.52pm.


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A spokesman for the fire service said the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Two crews from Felixstowe were then sent to Bridge Road in the town following several calls saying a building was on fire.

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Firefighters arrived at the incident, which was a fire in the open, at about 6.40pm.

Two hose reels were then used to extinguish the fire by about 7.10pm.

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