Six acres of heath and woodland catch fire in Kesgrave

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 - Credit: Google Maps

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.