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Fire on Rushmere Heath believed to be arson

Firefighters tackling a blaze on Rushmere Heath in May 2016 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Firefighters tackling a blaze on Rushmere Heath in May 2016 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy brown

Firefighters tackled a blaze on the outskirts of Ipswich, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Crews from Ipswich, Woodbridge, and Bury St Edmunds were called at 9.15pm to reports of a fire at Rushmere Heath.

The fire was brought under control by 11.05pm and a spokeswoman for the fire service said it is believed to be a deliberate fire.

Three fire vehicles were still at the scene at 11.30pm.

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