Update: Huge heath blaze rages on

MORE than 30 firefighters battled flames from a serious heath fire in east Ipswich.

The blaze off Foxhall Road, opposite the rubbish tip, was reported at 4.40pm yesterday.

A crew from headquarters went to the scene, but the fire was so serious they called for assistance from another five pumps from Ipswich and Woodbridge, as well as a support unit from Woodbridge and a water bowser to bring emergency supplies from Leiston.

The wind fanned the flames making what started as a small fire into a huge blaze with a 200m by 100m area of gorse well alight.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing the smoke from as far away as Orford.

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Fire officers confirmed the incident is under control, and only three pumps will remain on the scene to deal with the blaze.

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