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.


You may also want to watch:


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

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus