Serious fire breaks out at home in Woodbridge

The road was closed off as fire crews extinguished the blaze

The road was closed off as fire crews extinguished the blaze - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Firefighters spent almost four hours tackling a blaze that broke out in a semi-detached home in Woodbridge this morning.

Five fire engines, from Woodbridge, Ipswich East, Princes Street and Orford stations, were dispatched to the scene in Cumberland Street shortly before 7am today.

Cumberland Street is close to the River Deben in Woodbridge

Cumberland Street is close to the River Deben in Woodbridge - Credit: Dominic Bareham

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the fire started in a room on the ground floor of the property.

It then spread throughout other floors in the home.

Police have closed off the road due to the house fire

Police have closed off the road due to the house fire - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

No injuries have been reported in the incident, the spokesman added.

Police were also called to the scene and sealed off Cumberland Street for motorists for several hours while the firefighters tackled the blaze.

Traffic was still able to flow through the area during this time, according to the AA live traffic map.

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UK Power Networks engineers were also called to the scene to cut electricity to homes in the area, but power was restored a short while later.

Fire crews preparing to tackle the blaze in Woodbridge

Fire crews preparing to tackle the blaze in Woodbridge - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters at the scene confirmed the blaze started in a ground floor boiler room that spread to the basement and first floor.

Smoke alarms alerted the couple who live there at about 6.55am and they evacuated to a neighbouring property.

Fire crews at the scene in Cumberland Street, Woodbridge

Fire crews at the scene in Cumberland Street, Woodbridge - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Watch manager Adrian Mason, officer in charge at Woodbridge, said: "This reinforces the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home."

Stephen Lines, a resident of Cumberland Street, said he knew the couple who lived there.

 He added: "There was a commotion in the street and then the noise from the fire engines which you hear now at 7.30am."

A stop was called by the fire service at 10.43am.