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Ipswich: Neighbours pull child from burning house

PUBLISHED: 08:53 20 August 2014 | UPDATED: 20:28 03 September 2014

Crews have been called to a house fire

Crews have been called to a house fire

Archant

A child was rescued from a house fire by neighbours in Ipswich yesterday evening.

The fire at a house in Ipswich was reported at 6pm with three firefighting crews from the town heading to the blaze.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was in a first-floor bedroom and their crews had to wear breathing apparatus while tackling it.

They used one hosereel jet to put it out with the incident under control by 6.30pm.

One child was rescued from the house by neighbours before the fire brigade arrived and was left in the care of paramedics.

However a spokesman for the ambulance service said no one had been taken to hospital because of the incident.

A police spokesman said although officers attended the incident there was no indication at this time that the cause of the fire was suspicious.

Did you see what happened? Do you know who rescued the child? Email newsroom@archant.co.uk, tweet @EADT24 or @IpswichStar24 or call 01473 324735.

3 comments

  • Given the follow up investigation and charge of neglectabandonment it looks like Lee's question was actually a pertinent one!

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    evilweazel

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • well done neighbours would have been enough [lee].

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • great job neighbors ..may I ask where was mum and dad

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    Lee mundy

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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