Update: Woman and pets rescued from house blaze in Orwell Road, Ipswich

A WOMAN and her pets have been saved from a house fire in Ipswich.

Fire control received reports of the fire in Orwell Road at about 9.05am.

The fire was said to be well alight and five appliances were called for.

Appliances from Ipswich East, Princes Street, Holbrook, Woodbridge and Felixstowe all attended.

A command support unit from Woodbridge was also called for.


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Neighbours reported seeing thick smoke coming from the house through their windows.

The fire affected the property’s two floors but the woman did not require medical treatment.

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Crews used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a covering jet to combat the fire in the dining room.

One cat was given oxygen treatment after being revived by fire crews.

Three dogs and cats, reptiles and birds were all rescued from the property.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place but it is not being treated as suspicious.

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