Fire guts house at Wattisham Airfield

A HOUSE at Wattisham airfield has been gutted by fire today.

A HOUSE at Wattisham airfield has been gutted by fire today.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in a detached, two-storey married quarters on the base in Chestnut Avenue at 8.03am.

Fire engines from Needham Market, Stowmarket and Hadleigh, a turntable ladder and two engines from the airfield attended.

The blaze began in the airing cupboard, a fire service spokesman said.

The fire service said a thermal imaging camera was being used to check the loft.

The turntable ladder is being used to remove roof tiles. Police also attended the scene.

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The blaze was put out by 9.09am and no-one was injured.

It is believed to have been started by an overheating boiler.