Fires across Ipswich

FIREFIGHTERS had a busy night across the town with several fires to tackle.Arsonists set a paper bank alight near the Belstead School, Sprites Lane, Ipswich, at around 11.05pm.

FIREFIGHTERS had a busy night across the town with several fires to tackle.

Arsonists set a paper bank alight near the Belstead School, Sprites Lane, Ipswich, at around 11.05pm yesterday. The flames were put out by 11.15pm.

A crew from Princes Street station attended a car fire in Raeburn Road South, towards Gainsborough Lane, Ipswich, at 11.25pm. The fire, which is being treated as suspicious, spread to some surrounding woodland. It was out by 11.55pm.

At 12.10am, a crew from the fire service's headquarters in Colchester Road tackled two haystacks on fire near a primary school in Felixstowe Road, Bucklesham.

The haystacks, each weighing about 48 tonnes, were well alight when the crew arrived. Firefighters managed to extinguish flames by 2.50am. It is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

In the early hours of this morning, there was also a commercial wheelie bin set on fire in Fore Street, Ipswich. The Princes Street crew attended the scene at 5.20am and it was out by 5.30am.

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