Investigation after bungalow blaze

AN investigation is under way today following a devastating blaze at a bungalow in Trimley St Mary.Firefighters were called to the home in St Mary's Close after the bedroom caught fire on Sunday lunchtime.

AN investigation is under way today following a devastating blaze at a bungalow in Trimley St Mary.

Firefighters were called to the home in St Mary's Close after the bedroom caught fire at around 1.46pm yesterday.

Assistant divisional officer Ken Williamson described the fire as “severe” but said there was currently no indication as to how it started.

He said: “We have yet to establish whether it is suspicious.

“Over the next few days the fire investigation team and police will work to establish a cause.”

Three fire engines, one from Ipswich and two from Felixstowe, attended the blaze.

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Mr Williamson said: “Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and brought the fire under control relatively quickly.

“The neighbouring properties were checked for smoke logging.

“The property itself was heavily smoke logged.”

The people living at the house did not want to comment.

Fire crews were also called on to attend a blaze in Ipswich in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A fire service spokeswoman said an unattended bonfire in a garden in Lattice Avenue, California, went out of control and spread to fence panels.

The blaze was reported at around 12.01am and the flames were under control by 12.20am.

A man living at the house told The Evening Star the fire had been down to him “being silly with the barbecue” but declined to comment further on the incident.

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