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Six acres of heath and woodland catch fire in Kesgrave

PUBLISHED: 16:25 22 April 2018 | UPDATED: 20:56 22 April 2018

Firefighters attended a blaze in woodland off Bell Lane, Kesgrave. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Firefighters attended a blaze in woodland off Bell Lane, Kesgrave. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Firefighters were called to tackle a large fire in an open space in Suffolk today.

Six acres of woodland and heathland caught alight near Bell Lane in Kesgrave around 2.15pm.

Four fire crews – one each from Ipswich East, Leiston, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich Princes Street – attended.

A brigade spokeswoman said the area was “well alight”.

No-one was injured as a result of the blaze, the spokeswoman added.

The fire was brought under control by 3.45pm.

The fire service spokeswoman said the cause of the blaze was unknown at this stage.


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