Ipswich: Firefighters called to incident in student toilet block

Firefighters were called to Athena Hall.

Firefighters were called to Athena Hall. - Credit: Archant

Fire crews from Ipswich and other nearby fire stations were called to Athena House student flats on Saturday morning after a fire was reported in a third floor toilet block.

Because of the size of the building – it is more than five floors – a total of seven appliances were sent, plus an aerial ladder appliance.

Firefighters found the fire in the toilet block and the extraction system at about 9am, just minutes after being called.

It was soon brought under control and all the appliances were back at their bases by 10.15am.

No one was hurt in the incident.

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