Diesel spills down drain after car blaze in Akenham

Fire crews were sent to the scene in Fressingfield

Fire crews were sent to the scene in Fressingfield

Fire crews were called to a car blaze near Great Blakenham which caused a diesel spill.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to Henley Road, in Akenham, just north of Ipswich, around 11.10am.

A vehicle was found “well alight” on a roadside verge.

Two sets of breathing apparatus were used to get close to the fire, with the blaze extinguished by hose reels jets.

A spokesman for the fire service said Suffolk police officers were needed to control traffic.

The Environment Agency was also informed as a quantity of diesel had entered a roadside drain.

A spokeswoman for the EA said highways officers from Suffolk County Council cleared up the spill.

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The fire was under control by around 11.40am, the fire spokesman added.