Fire at Suffolk factory

FIRE crews are currently tackling a fire at a factory in Bury St Edmunds.Fire broke out in a sugar drier about 5.10am today at what is believed to be the British Sugar factory in Hollow Road.

FIRE crews were called to the British Sugar factory today after a blaze broke out in a sugar drier.

Fire broke out in the drier at about 5.10am today at the factory in Hollow Road.

Two fire crews were called to the blaze and spent time removing the product from the drier and damping down.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said it was not a huge fire but it might take fire fighters some time to remove all of the product from the drier.

During the weekend crews were called to several fires across the county.

At around 7.30pm yesterday crews from Felixstowe and Colchester Road, Ipswich tackled a car fire on the A14 near to the Seven Hills roundabout.

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The car was in a lay-by on the Bury bound carriageway and the fire was under control by 7.50pm.

At about 10.30am yesterday two crews were called to a washing machine fire in Elmswell and brought the fire under control within ten minutes.

Earlier, at about 2.55am, the fire service was called to the Temple Close area of Hadleigh where a car was well alight, but that was brought under control by about 3.15am.

And another car fire was put out by the fire service at about 9.30pm on Saturday in Green Lane, Stratford St Mary.

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