Arsonists target garages

INVESTIGATIONS are underway today after arsonists are believed to have targeted two garages in South Suffolk.Fire fighters spent two and a half hours tackling a blaze which engulfed the former Beestons garage in Hadleigh at around 1am today.

INVESTIGATIONS are underway today after arsonists are believed to have targeted two garages in South Suffolk.

Fire fighters spent two and a half hours tackling a blaze which engulfed the former Beestons garage in Hadleigh at around 1am today.

Four crews from Ipswich, Hadleigh, Nayland were called to the fire in the large building which has been derelict for some time.

A spokesman from Suffolk police said that they are still not certain whether the fire is linked to another blaze in Capel St Mary last night which saw three cars destroyed.


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The fire at Capel Station Garage on the A12 broke out at around 10.30pm yesterday in a pile of tyres which then spread to the cars.

Firefighters from Princes Street and Colchester Road in Ipswich attended along with a crew from Hadleigh and had the blaze under control within an hour.

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Earlier in the evening fire crews were also called to a blaze in a garage in Felixstowe.

The fire broke out in a garage in Darsham Clase at around 9.30pm and crews had it under control by 10.15pm. It is not being treated as suspicious.

And workers at an Ipswich business were evacuated yesterday when smouldering wires threatened to spark a fire.

Fire detectors triggered alarms at Alstons furniture makers in Nacton Road at about 11.15am yesterday when a fault developed in a second floor computer server room.

Employees in the office area of the three-storey building were evacuated while firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used an extinguisher to prevent the fire from developing.

No-one was injured in any of the fires.

N Did you witness the fires? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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