Fire crews tackle blaze at high rise flats in Ipswich

Firefighters have been called out across the county today. Photo: Phil Morley.

Firefighters have been called out across the county today. Photo: Phil Morley. - Credit: Archant

Nine fire engines were sent to the scene of a flat fire in Ipswich last night.

Emergency services were called to the high rise block of flats in Vernon Street at around 12.25am.

A fire spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports that there was a flat fire in Ipswich and that there was somebody still in the flat.

“When they got there they put out the fire very quickly.”

She said fire service has a policy of sending extra engines in cases of high rise buildings on fire as there is a risk of people getting trapped.

The fire was extinguished by 12.46am.

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