Fire crews fight 100 metres of blazing woodland near Orwell river

Fire fighters

Fire fighters - Credit: Archant

Two units from Princes Street, Ipswich, were sent to the fire in Pipers Vale, off Sandyhill Lane, last night.

Members of the public reported the fire just before 9pm last night, with one crew sent initially before a second was added later.

The firefighters used hosereel jets to bring the fire under control by around 9.50pm. The remained on scene to carry out around 20 minutes of damping to ensure the fire did not catch again.