Eight fire crews tackle major blaze

A MAJOR fire in west Suffolk was being fought by eight fire crews today.A range of warehouse buildings, measuring 160 metres by 20 metres, were hit by the blaze, which sparked at 5.

A MAJOR fire in west Suffolk was being fought by eight fire crews today.

A range of warehouse buildings, measuring 160 metres by 20 metres, were hit by the blaze, which sparked at 5.15pm in Risby.

The building at the centre of the fire contained furniture and several thousand litres of hydraulic oil.

Crews from Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Brandon, Sudbury, Haverhill, Ixworth and two from Cambridgeshire were tackling the flames using six jets.


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Meanwhile, crews from Stowmarket and Elmswell were called to a house off The Green, in Woolpit today.

Two breathing apparatus wearers used two hose reels to tackle a garage fire, which involved an argon and a gas cylinder.

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The fire, reported at 4.50pm, was out by 5.40pm.

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