Derelict building fire at Manganese Bronze in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich

Two fire engines were called to the fire at Manganese Bronze shortly after 7.10pm. Firefighters had

Two fire engines were called to the fire at Manganese Bronze shortly after 7.10pm. Firefighters had put out the blaze by 7.45pm. - Credit: Archant

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a derelict building in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich.

Two fire engines were called to the fire at Manganese Bronze shortly after 7.10pm on Monday. Firefighters had put out the blaze by 7.45pm.

A police spokesman said the building was “unoccupied” and “disused”, saying it had previously been “highly damaged” by a fire.

The force spokesman said the incident is being considered as arson and said children are believed to be responsible for the blaze.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived on scene to find a derelict building consisting of two floors measuring approx 25m by 30m.

“The fire was on the ground floor and crews used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze.

“The cause for this fire is believed to be deliberate.”

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