House blaze in Ipswich

FIREFIGHTERS were today called to a bedroom fire in Ipswich.Three crews were called to the fire in Nacton Road to reports of a bedroom well alight.Assistant Divisional Officer Stuart Hood of Princes Street Fire Station said: "We had reports of smoke coming from a house.

FIREFIGHTERS were today called to a bedroom fire in Ipswich.

Three crews were called to the fire in Nacton Road to reports of a bedroom well alight.

Assistant Divisional Officer Stuart Hood of Princes Street Fire Station said: "We had reports of smoke coming from a house. On arrival crews found a first floor bedroom house well alight.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this time and is still being investigated. We can confirm that nobody was injured in the fire and there was no risk of flames spreading to the next door property."

Three fire crews, two from Princes Street and one from HQ worked very hard to contain the fire in the bedroom.

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to bring the fire under control.

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Emergency services were alerted at 11.33am and the crews – one each from Prince Street and Colchester Road – found the upstairs well alight.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus tackled the fire in a house next door to Murrayfield Primary School, which was put out by 12.04pm.

No one was in the building at the time of the incident, but the owner returned as firefighters were dealing with the blaze.

There was no danger to the neighbouring school and pupils were not evacuated during the drama.