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Crews battle fire at Felixstowe Co-Op for two hours this morning

PUBLISHED: 14:36 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:36 24 February 2016

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe.

Six fire crews battled a fire in The Wharf in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, for two hours this morning.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe. Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe.

The fire service was initially alerted to the incident just before 5.10am following reports of a building on fire in Hamilton Road.

Two pumps from Felixstowe were sent to the scene, inside the Great Eastern Square shopping centre, and on arrival requested further assistance including that of an aerial appliance from Colchester. Two crews from Ipswich also attended, as well as a command unit and support pump from Woodbridge.

Crews fought the fire using three hose reels, six sets of breathing apparatus, one jet and one thermal imaging camera and had managed to bring the incident under control by 7.15am.

The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe. Firefighters at the scene of the fire at The Wharf in The Great Eastern Shopping arcade, Felixstowe.

3 comments

  • Well remember who you voted for when you moan about cuts to the emergency services. Those Tory created PFI scams, sorry schemes, have to be paid for somehow.

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    Steve Blake

    Friday, February 26, 2016

  • A turntable ladder perhaps? - there's only ever been one based in Suffolk for as long as I can remember and that's at Bury St Edmunds. So Colchester is 10 miles nearer. Big up to the Fire & Rescue Teams who appear to have contained damage to the lovely Great Eastern station - quite amazing that Dexters and Play & Exchange were both open at lunchtime.

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    Wheel Tapper

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • Apparently one Fire Engine had to drive all the way from Colchester!!

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    zaax

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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