Benhall fire tackled by six teams from Suffolk overnight

Firefighters tackled a house blaze in Benhall near Saxmundham overnight. Stock image. Picture: GREGG

Firefighters tackled a house blaze in Benhall near Saxmundham overnight. Stock image. Picture: GREGG BROWN

More than 20 firefighters were sent to a blaze at a block of flats in Benhall near Saxmundham overnight.

Teams from Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Ipswich East, Orford were sent to a three storey block of flats in Park Road at 3.29am today to reports a fire had started in a fuse box.

Firefighters used thermal imaging cameras, hose reel jets and ventilation equipment in an attempt to stop the fire from spreading.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called to this at about 3.30am, it was a house fire.

“At the moment it looks like it started in a fuse box but spread to the rest of the building over two storeys.


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“It doesn’t say anything about anyone being injured and no ambulances were called but police were.”

The fire was out by 5.36am, the spokesman added.

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Both police and fire bosses are investigating the cause of the blaze.

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