Busy Christmas for firefighters

FIRE crews were despatched to a house in Riverside Road, Ipswich, today, after a small fire broke out in the lounge.The incident occurred just before noon.

FIRE crews were despatched to a house in Riverside Road, Ipswich, today, after a small fire broke out in the lounge.

The incident occurred just before noon.

Meanwhile a driver is facing a hefty bill today after his BMW crashed into a barn on the B1456 between Chelmondiston and Shotley.

The 25-year-old's vehicle collided with the barn around 6pm yesterday.

Firefighters were called to the incident, but no one was trapped or injured.

Two fire crews were also sent to a cottage in Clopton Road, Tuddenham St Martin, at 6.16pm yesterday after a kitchen fire broke out.

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No one was injured and the fire was put out before firefighters got there.

Elsewhere fire appliances were despatched to the A14 Ipswich-bound carriageway at Stowmarket just before 5.25pm yesterday after a single vehicle crash.