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Chip shop fire causes residents to be evacuated

PUBLISHED: 12:43 12 April 2020 | UPDATED: 13:45 12 April 2020

Firefighters at the fire at Ipswich Fish and Chips, in a photo from video footage recorded by security officers from Buttermarket shopping centre. Picture: Eddy Cravid

Firefighters at the fire at Ipswich Fish and Chips, in a photo from video footage recorded by security officers from Buttermarket shopping centre. Picture: Eddy Cravid

Supplied by Eddy Cravid

Occupants of an Ipswich town centre flat were evacuated after a fire in a fish and chip shop today.

The fish and chip shop at the Old Cattle Market suffered a small fire in a store room Picture: GOOGLE MAPSThe fish and chip shop at the Old Cattle Market suffered a small fire in a store room Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The incident happened at Ipswich Fish and Chips at Coachman’s Court at the Old Cattle Market.

Two fire crews – one from Ipswich East and the other from Princes Street – were called at 12.35am today after the people living in the flat above the takeaway reported a smell of smoke.

The firefighters asked the residents to leave the building while they made a thorough investigation and search, but could find no source for the smoke inside the home.

They then entered the fish and chip shop below and found a small fire in a store room at the rear of the premises.

The fire was extinguished quickly and the crews left the scene at just after 1.30am.

Video of the fire was recorded by security officers at the Buttermarket Shopping Centre.

No-one was hurt.


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