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Fire crews at scene of flat fire in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:07 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 20:52 27 September 2019

Four fire engines were called to the scene of the fire in Downside Close Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Four fire engines were called to the scene of the fire in Downside Close Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

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Firefighters have been called to the scene of ground floor flat fire in Ipswich this evening.

There was a flat fire at Downside Close in Ipswich this evening Picture: WILL JEFFORDThere was a flat fire at Downside Close in Ipswich this evening Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Firefighters were called to Downside Close, just off Stoke Park Drive, at 5.24pm where a ground floor flat was said to be well alight.

All persons within the property were quickly accounted for and left in the care of the ambulance service.

Ambulance at the scene of the flat fire in Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORDAmbulance at the scene of the flat fire in Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

The inside of the property has been left gutted by the blaze.

Four fire engines were called to the scene: two from Princes Street, one from Ipswich East and one from Stowmarket.

The scene of the fire at Downside Close in Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORDThe scene of the fire at Downside Close in Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

Watch commander Paul Carrington from Suffolk Fire and Rescue said: "We were called to a serious flat fire which involved a substantial kitchen fire.

"It was well alight when we got here but we got it under control relatively quickly.

Damage at the flat fire in Downside Road, Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORDDamage at the flat fire in Downside Road, Ipswich Picture: WILL JEFFORD

"The damage is throughout the building but mainly within the kitchen. We have been clearing it out to make sure there aren't any hotspots leftover.

"At the moment we are currently investigating the cause of the fire."

Crews used two sets of breathing apparatus and one hose reel to deal with the fire.

Mr Carrington said that neighbours had been evacuated as a precaution but said that their properties had not been damaged.

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