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Road reopens after crews battle Ipswich house fire

PUBLISHED: 12:09 04 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:54 05 January 2020

A flat fire broke out in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A flat fire broke out in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

SARAH LUCY BROWN

A busy road in Ipswich was closed for almost three hours due to a fire which broke out in an upstairs bedroom.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of the fire at the property in Felixstowe Road at 11.30am.

Three fire engines were called to attend, with two sent from the station in Princes Street and a third from Holbrook.

Felixstowe Road was closed until around 2pm to allow the fire engines to access the property safely due to the length of the equipment required.

At the time of the fire a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire is believed to have started in the bedroom and three fire crews have been sent to the incident.

"Everyone inside the property was evacuated safely before the crews arrived."

An ambulance was called to the scene for precautionary measures.

According to a member of the public, traffic was being stopped on approach to the property and a section of Felixstowe Road was closed by the junction with Derby Road.

Officers from Suffolk police assisted with the road closure.

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