Crew tackles derelict building fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a derelict building in Fore Street, Ipswich, today to tackle a small fire which had broken out in a former rental shop, thought to have previously been used by Kenning Car Hire.

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a derelict building in Fore Street, Ipswich, today to tackle a small fire in a former rental shop.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire Service said the fire, which began around 6.10am, was thought to be of doubtful origin.

Just before 8pm yesterday the fire brigade put out a blaze in Kenyon Street after rubbish, wheelie bins and a fence were set alight.

Elsewhere firefighters were called to a blaze on an Ipswich dirt track where a bonfire had been left unattended.

A crew went to the fire, opposite Ancaster Road and Kesteven Road, at 6.15pm and brought the flames under control in around five minutes.

Earlier, firefighters had attended Chantry Park, London Road, Ipswich, where there was a rubbish fire. They were called at around 5pm.

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Fire crews were also called to the A14 after tyres on the trailer of a lorry caught ablaze.

They attended the fire at 3.40pm yesterday, on the Cambridge-bound carriageway at the junction with the A142 at Exning.

Four hours earlier firefighters were sent to a house in Ipswich to deal with a cooker blaze.

The fire occurred in Brickfield Close at 11.30am.

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