Suffolk: Suspicious fires across the east of the county

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INVESTIGATIONS are continuing this morning after a series of suspicious fires across East Suffolk.

The first one was at 32 minutes past midnight in Station Road, Trimley St Mary.

A fire crew from Felixstowe were called out to a hedge and fence ablaze.

Hose reels were used to tackle the fire which was under control by 00.51am.

Just nine minutes later there were reports of gorse alight in Minsmere Road, Dunwich.

A crew from Leiston were mobilised to the clifftop after receiving multiple calls.

Twenty minutes later they started to fight approximately 200 square metres of gorse and undergrowth which was well alight.

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Crews had difficulty gaining access due to the are and not being able to have the fire appliance. They had to extend a hose reel and make way to the fire on foot.

Within an hour of arriving they crew had managed to get the situation under control and extinguish the fire.

Then at 3.54am a crew from Princes Street were sent to Yarmouth Road, in Ipswich, to a grass fire.

Hose reels were used to fight the blaze and the incident was under control by 4.17am and crews left the scene at 4.20am.

Both the Trimley and Ipswich fires are believed to have been started deliberately.

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