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Bungalow fire which tore through at least two homes thought to be suspicious

PUBLISHED: 07:28 04 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:03 04 October 2019

The blaze is understood to have started in the roof of a property in Grange Road Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The blaze is understood to have started in the roof of a property in Grange Road Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

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The cause of a "heartbreaking" fire which ripped through at least two homes is set to be investigated today.

Fire crews from Suffolk and Essex were called to the scene of the bungalow fire in Felixstowe. Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICEFire crews from Suffolk and Essex were called to the scene of the bungalow fire in Felixstowe. Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Five fire engines from across Suffolk and Essex were called to battle the blaze in Grange Road in Felixstowe last night, after being alerted just before 8.30pm.

Police officers are working at the scene with fire chiefs to determine the cause of the blaze, which is thought to be suspicious at this time.

Sarah Cawdron, who lives nearby, said she "could hardly see anything" across the road because of the smoke.

She believes everyone got out safely but said: "It was heartbreaking to watch.

Onlookers described seeing Onlookers described seeing "loads of smoke" as the crews battled the blaze in Felixstowe. Picture: SARAH LOU CAWDRON

"To think that the poor people and family have lost everying just makes you realise how lucky you are.

"It really was so scary being so close to home."

Fire crews no longer remain at the scene, but investigations into the cause of the fire and enquiries are ongoing.

Police are understood to be at the scene this morning.

Five fire crews were called out to the bungalow fires in Felixstowe Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTFive fire crews were called out to the bungalow fires in Felixstowe Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The blaze is understood to have started in the roof of a property on Grange Road, near the end of Langley Avenue and Maidstone Road, and spread to neighbouring properties.

At the time of the fire, a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "It was reported to us at 8.26pm and the fire is ongoing at five single storey properties.

"They have a water supply established and all persons are accounted for."

Firefighters from Colchester, Ipswich East, Princes Street and Felixstowe tackled the blaze using breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and extension ladders.

All three emergency services were in attendance.

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