Boiler fire raises alarm at St Francis Court tower block in Ipswich

St Francis Court in Franciscan Way, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT

St Francis Court in Franciscan Way, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

A boiler fire activated alarms at an Ipswich tower block, prompting the response of nine fire engines, on Friday night.

The small blaze was extinguished within a few minutes and was out by the time firefighters arrived at St Francis Court, shortly after 10.30pm.

Nine fire engines were sent to the scene; three from Ipswich East station, two from Princes Street, two from Woodbridge, and one from Holbrook and Needham Market.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council said: “Because Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at a tower block, more engines were mobilised.

“On arrival, a small boiler fire had been extinguished.”


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