Blaze rages across dry heathland

A QUARTER of the county's fire fighting crew today tackled an inferno which raged through undergrowth and could be seen for miles.Some 75 Suffolk firefighters fought the two and a half square mile blaze, which broke out at Lower Hollesley Common just after noon.

By Amanda Cresswell

A QUARTER of the county's fire fighting crew today tackled an inferno which raged through undergrowth and could be seen for miles.

Some 75 Suffolk firefighters fought the two and a half square mile blaze, which broke out at Lower Hollesley Common just after noon.

The inferno could be seen as far afield as Woodbridge as flames shot 30ft into the air, destroying trees and undergrowth and putting wildlife at risk.

Graham Smith, assistant chief fire officer for Suffolk, said the fire service control room received dozens of calls from passers-by who spotted the flames.