Suffolk: Fire and rescue service called out to a number of incidents throughout the county

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Firefighters were kept busy on Tuesday afternoon following a series of fires.

A crew from Elmswell was called to reports of two skips on fire in Grove Lane, Wetherden, at about 5.20pm.

A crew from Stowmarket was also called to help deal with the incident – firefighters then used two hose reel jets to tackle the flames and they had the fire surrounded just before 6pm.

At 6pm, a crew from Ixworth was sent to the scene after a request was made.

Firefighters then used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire by about 7pm.


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At about 8.10pm, crews from Elmswell and Ixworth were sent to Hardings Lane in Norton after reports of a combine harvester on fire.

One hose reel was used to tackle the blaze, which was in an engine compartment, and it was extinguished at about 8.30pm.

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Elsewhere in the county on Tuesday, a crew from Ipswich was sent to Top Street in Martlesham following reports of a gas leak at 5.10pm. The leak was isolated 5.23pm.

Two crews from Sudbury were also called to reports of a fire at a fish and chip shop in Landsdown Road, Sudbury, just before 3.30pm, but on arrival, they discovered the fire was already out.

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