Large field fire breaks out near Chantry Park in Ipswich

Eight fire engines are battling a field fire in London Road in Ipswich.

Multiple crews are battling a blaze in London Road, Ipswich - Credit: IAG

Multiple fire crews tackled a large blaze which started in a field on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Dozens of firefighters were called to the scene of the blaze off the A1214 London Road, near Chantry Park, after the blaze began just after 8pm on Wednesday.

Multiple fire crews were called to the blaze in Ipswich

Multiple fire crews were called to the blaze in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman confirmed just after 9pm, that the fire had been extinguished but an investigation into the cause would be carried out.

He said: "No one was injured in the incident and the blaze didn't spread to any nearby properties."

In an update just after 9.45pm, Matt Webster, station manager, said the fire was under control and was being scaled down.

He said: "It's about seven acres of standing crop and about 200 metres of hedgerow.

"The crews have worked tirelessly in the heat and managed to get an early stop on the fire and prevented a huge amount of damage being caused to nearby properties."

The scene after the fire was extinguished

The scene after the fire was extinguished - Credit: Archant

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Crews are expected to remain at the scene for a "while longer" to ensure the blaze does not reignite.

Fire engines from Ipswich East, Princes Street, Holbrook, Leiston and Hadleigh were called to the incident.

The blaze comes after two other field fires in Ipswich in recent days, in Ravenswood and off Bramford Lane.