Third suspected arson in three days after huge field blaze in Chantry

Drone footage was captured at the scene in London Road, Ipswich

Drone footage was captured at the scene - Credit: Larren Fortescue

Police believe a large fire which broke out in a field in Chantry was started intentionally – the third suspected arson in Ipswich in three days.

Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene of the blaze off the A1214 London Road, near Chantry Park, after it started shortly after 8pm on Wednesday.

The fire broke out on Wednesday evening in Chantry, Ipswich

The fire broke out on Wednesday evening - Credit: Larren Fortescue

Aerial pictures captured from a drone at the scene revealed the damage as the blaze left several acres of the land scorched.

Smoke billowing from the fire near Chantry Park in Ipswich

Smoke billowing from the fire near Chantry Park in Ipswich - Credit: Larren Fortescue

It comes after two other huge fires broke out in the heatwave in Ipswich this week – at Ravenswood Park in the south-east of the town and near some allotments off Bramford Lane.

Both of these incidents are being treated by police as suspected arsons, Suffolk police said.

The crops were left scorched after the blaze near Chantry Park

The crops were left scorched after the blaze near Chantry Park - Credit: Larren Fortescue

A Suffolk police spokesman are also treating the London Road blaze as a suspected arson, taking the total up to three for the week.

An investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.