Christmas Eve bin fire at Greene King in Bury St Edmunds believed to have been started deliberately

The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ARCHANT

The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called to a bin fire in the yard area at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds last night.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue was called to the site in Crown Street shortly before 5.45pm, with two crews from Bury St Edmunds attending.

The fire was found in some bins in the yard area, which a Greene King spokesman said was “well away from any of the brewery buildings”.

Firefighters used two hose reels and a jet alongside a special thermal imaging camera to put out the flames shortly after 6.15pm.

Honey Hill was closed while emergency services at the scene, while a partial closure was in place for Crown Street.


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The Greene King spokesman said: “There was a small fire in some bins in the brewery’s north yard in Bury St Edmunds, well away from any of the brewery buildings.

“We would like to thank the firefighters who attended swiftly and extinguished it all very quickly.

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“We are now handing our CCTV to police to support their investigation into what happened.”

It is believed to have been started deliberately.

Rougham stack fire

Firefighters remained this morning at a large fire which broke out near Rougham late last night.

A fire engine from Bury St Edmunds was called to the Mount Road area between Rougham and Thurston at 11.35pm to the flames.

A statement on the Suffolk Fire and Rescue incident site last night said: “We currently have a fire crew in attendance at a large stack fire between Rougham and Thurston.

“This is an on going protracted incident and crews will remain in attendance throughout the night and for much of tomorrow.”

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