Arson probe after explosion fears

AN arson investigation is under way today after a blaze spread through a vehicle maintenance building in Suffolk, prompting fears of an explosion.Firefighters from Elmswell, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Needham Market were called to tackle the blaze in a two-storey building in the Wetherden business park just after 1am today.

AN arson investigation is under way today after a blaze spread through a vehicle maintenance building in Suffolk, prompting fears of an explosion.

Firefighters from Elmswell, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Needham Market were called to tackle the blaze in a two-storey building in the Wetherden business park just after 1am today.

The crews established that there were acetylene cylinders in the building so they put in place a 200metre exclusion zone while they dealt with the fire.

Suffolk fire service said the cause of the fire was being treated as suspicious.

The blaze followed an earlier fire in an end terrace house in Minsmere Way, Great Cornard, which left the property heavily smoke logged.

Four fire crews were called just after 6.30pm yesterday and it was brought under control in 50 minutes.

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And at 3.45pm yesterday a fire broke out in a property in High Street, Tuddenham, near Mildenhall.

It was brought under control by 4.36pm.

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