Blaze rips through Felixstowe bungalow

The property on fire in Fleetwood Road, Felixstowe

The property on fire in Fleetwood Road, Felixstowe - Credit: Daniel Mcalpine

Smoke and flames were seen billowing over a Felixstowe street as fire crews arrived to tackle a major house fire.

Seven Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crews were originally dispatched to a bungalow in Fleetwood Road, near the town centre, shortly before 2pm today as the fire took hold.

Firefighters use a crane to douse the flames at the bungalow

Firefighters use a crane to douse the flames at the bungalow - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Crews from Ipswich East, Woodbridge, Princes Street and Felixstowe stations were called to the scene.

A spokesman for Suffolk police also confirmed officers supported firefighters as they tackled the blaze.

Several police cars were seen blocking off access to the road while firefighters used a crane to douse the flames on the bungalow from the air.


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Crew members also used jets, hose reels and ladders in their bid to contain the fire.

Several fire engines were stood down around three hours after being called out, while others remained at the scene to ensure the blaze was fully out.

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Pictures later revealed the extent of the damage to the bungalow as the internal roof structure was visible after the fire.

Fire in Fleetwood Road in Felixstowe PIcture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The cause of the fire has not yet been established - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Firefighters in Fleetwood Road said they did not believe anyone was hurt in the incident.

The cause of the blaze is not currently known and an investigation by the fire service is underway.

Fire in Fleetwood Road in Felixstowe PIcture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Smoke billowing out of the property as fire crews tackle the blaze - Credit: Charlotte Bond

At the scene, group manager Will Tell said: "This fire involves a detached bungalow, which affected the vast majority of the bungalow.

"It's been quite a serious fire, and ultimately we've made sure that the road is clear.

Fire in Fleetwood Road in Felixstowe PIcture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Seven fire engines were called to the scene - Credit: Charlotte Bond

"As far as we know, no-one has been hurt. We're carrying on our investigations with the police and the ambulance service."

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