Update: Fire engine responding to 999 call and car involved in collision

One fire crew was called

One fire crew was called - Credit: Archant

A FIRE engine responding to a 999 call was involved in a collision with a car this afternoon, police have said.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue and police are investigating the incident which happened in Henley Road, Ipswich, at around 3.30pm today.

A blue Ford Focus was involved in the incident with a Suffolk fire engine. No injuries were reported.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “At 15:33 on Sunday, March 17, a Suffolk fire engine was involved in a road traffic collision whilst responding to a 999 call.

“The incident happened on Henley Road in Ipswich. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.

“Working with the police, Suffolk Fire and Rescue is conducting a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the collision, as is standard practice in such incidents.”

Henley Road has now reopened and the car has been removed.

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