Blazes break out across Suffolk

FIRE crews across Suffolk have been busy this afternoon after a series of undergrowth fires broke out.

FIRE crews across Suffolk have been busy this afternoon after a series of undergrowth fires broke out.

At about 5pm fire control received a call alerting them to a blaze in Deben Rise, Debenham.

Two crews, one from Debenham and another from Eye fire station attended at the scene where they discovered two acres of stubble well alight.

Three hose reel jets were used to tackle the flames and extinguish the fire by about 5.40pm.


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Meanwhile one fire crew from Mildenhall fire station were called to the scene of an undergrowth blaze in College Heath Road at about 5.15pm.

A small area of undergrowth was alight and firefighters used a water fog to put out the flames by about 5.30pm.

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In Ipswich two separate fires in Gippeswyk Park and in Bramford Lane were tackled by crews from the town's fire stations.

At Gippeswyk Park at about 5.35pm approximately 40 square metres of undergrowth was discovered alight and one crew from Princes Street tackled the flames using two hose reel jets, extinguishing the blaze by about 5.45pm.

And five minutes later in Bramford Lane another crew from Princes Street were called to another area of approximately 40 square metres of undergrowth on fire. Two hose reel jets were used to extinguish the flames by about 6pm.

Finally in the west of the county at Kentford, near Newmarket two crews from Newmarket fire station were called to a blaze in Clifton Mews at about 6pm.

A fence and grass cuttings were discovered to be alight by firefighters, who used two hose reel jets to tackle the flames, extinguishing the fire by about 6.40pm.

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