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Family rebuild lives after fire

PUBLISHED: 18:39 20 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 March 2010

A MOTHER and her daughter were today trying to get their lives back to normal after a blaze wrecked their house.

Debris could still be seen in the front garden of the house this morning including a burnt out chair, mattress and loud speaker.

A MOTHER and her daughter were today trying to get their lives back to normal after a blaze wrecked their house.

Debris could still be seen in the front garden of the house this morning including a burnt out chair, mattress and loud speaker.

Investigations were underway to discover the cause of the blaze.

The mother, who is believed to be 29, and her 13-year-old daughter were not in the house in Cromarty Road, Ipswich, at the time of the fire.

Two crews from Princes Street and one from Colchester Road attended the fire and it took firefighters wearing breathing apparatus 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.

No one was injured in the incident the blaze which started on the first floor of the house in Cromarty Road at 11.55am but neither the woman or her daughter were in the house at the time.

Neighbours said that they acted quickly after spotting thick black smoke coming from an upstairs window.

One said: "We didn't know if anybody was in there so I kicked the door down. People had heard banging from the house but when I shouted out there was nobody there."

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