Suffolk: Undergrowth fires keep crews busy across county

Fire crews dealing with a blaze involving 500 tyres.

Fire crews dealing with a blaze involving 500 tyres. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters dealt with a series of incidents on open land and undergrowth on the hottest day of the year so far.

A crew from Bury St Edmunds dealt with a a small amount of undergrowth ablaze in Northern Road at 5.17pm.

They used a hose to put out the flames and damp down the area, returning to base by 5.36pm.

In Bruff Road, Ipswich, firefighters also used a hose reel to extinguish a fire on open land where woodchipping was alight.

The incident happened at 1.37pm and was dealt with by a crew from Princes Street. Officers said it was believed the fire was caused deliberately.


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Firefighters from Halesworth dealt with a three square metre patch of undergrowth well alight in Blyford Lane, Wenhaston.

They arrived at 12.35pm and the fire was under control six minutes later.

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A crew from Stowmarket attended Starling Way in the town at 3.21pm to deal with a fence fire. The situation was under control by 3.34pm and crews had left the scene by 3.42pm.

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