Casualty suffers smoke inhalation after shipping container fire at Suffolk farm

Hazel Shrib Road, Belntley, where the fire broke out. Picture: GOOGLE

Hazel Shrib Road, Belntley, where the fire broke out. Picture: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A person has been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a shipping container on a Suffolk farm.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a blaze in Hazel Shrub Road, Bentley, just after 1pm.

A fire service spokesman said the fire appeared to have started in a shopping container between two farm buildings.

Crews from Holbrook and Ipswich have been tackling the blaze and were said to be making “good progress” at 2.30pm.

One of the adjacent buildings has also been affected by the fire, though the other one remains undamaged.

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An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesperson said: “We received a call at 1:22 pm to reports of a fire in Hazel Shrub, Bentley.

“An ambulance and an ambulance officer attended the fire and treated a man in his 50s for mild smoke inhalation and was taken to Ipswich Hospital for further care.”

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No one else is thought to have been hurt. Suffolk police has also been called to cordon off the area.

A stop was called on the fire at just after 2.45pm.

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