Ipswich: Around 40 tonnes of logs destroyed in fire in Chantry Park

Firefighters were called to the tackle the flames at the site, believed to be Chantry Walled Garden,

Firefighters were called to the tackle the flames at the site, believed to be Chantry Walled Garden, at around 10.15pm. - Credit: Archant

Around 40 tonnes of logs were destroyed in a fire in Chantry Park last night.

The logs, recovered after the St Jude’s storms in October last year, were stored at the park’s “wood yard” and were owned by Ipswich Borough Council, a spokesman for the authority said.

They were worth £2,000 and were part of a set of logs being prepared for commercial sale, he added.

Police are treating the incident as arson and officers are investigating.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “Someone forced entry through two gates and around 25% of 150 tonnes of logs was set alight.”

No arrests have been made.

It is thought an investigation led by the fire service has been launched to establish the cause of the blaze.

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Witnesses or people with information relating to this incident are urged to call police on 101.

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