Busy night for county's firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS across the county have been kept busy over the last 24 hours after a series of fires broke out, some of which are believed to have been started deliberately.

FIREFIGHTERS across the county have been kept busy over the last 24 hours after a series of fires broke out, some of which are believed to have been started deliberately.

At about 1.25am today a fire crew from Ipswich put out a fence fire in Sandy Hill Lane, off Landseer Road.

Woodbridge firefighters doused a hedge fire in Village Way, Waldringfield at 1.12am, while a grass fire in Landseer Park, Ipswich, required the services of a crew from Princes Street at 12.38am.

Fifty tonnes of straw bails went up in flames and were doused by Melford firefighters. The blaze started at 12.30am in Bridge Street.


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Felixstowe crews were called to put out a derelict car fire in Grange Road at 11.45pm yesterday having earlier doused a rubbish bin fire in Mill Lane at 11.20pm.

Princes Street crews put out a car which was ablaze on waste ground in Bramford Road at just after 8.30pm. Earlier, at about 7.45pm they were called to a garden fire in Holbrook Road. The same crew returned later at just before 9.15pm to another grass fire.

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Two fires which broke out in Ipswich yesterday are believed to have started deliberately according to firefighters.

A fire crew from Princes Street in Ipswich was called to grass that had caught alight in Landseer Road at about 5.20pm.

But only a few minutes later, another Princes Street crew was called to blazing undergrowth and rubbish in Whitehouse Recreation Ground.

The fires, which are being treated as suspicious, were both under control within about 10 minutes.

Earlier firefighters battled for more than five hours to put out 800 blazing straw bales.

Fire crews were called to the fire at Wickham Skeith at about 1.30pm yesterday and only managed to get the flames under control at about 6.50pm.

Firefighters were also called to a gorse fire at Thorpeness Golf Club at about 5.15pm and to a small fire on the railway embankment at Belstead at about 1.30pm.

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