Serious fire breaks out at home in Ipswich residential street

Smoke billowing from the house fire in Ipswich

Smoke billowing from the house fire in Ipswich - Credit: Janice Stammers

An Ipswich residential street was closed after a serious fire broke out at a home.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to an address in Kitchener Road, off Norwich Road, at about 10.30pm on Sunday.

Suffolk fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Kitchener Road, Ipswich

Suffolk fire crews at the scene of the blaze in Kitchener Road, Ipswich - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Engines from Ipswich East, Princes Street, Woodbridge, Holbrook, Debenham, Needham Market, Haverhill, Stowmarket, Hadleigh and Nayland fire stations were called to the scene.

Police, the ambulance service and UK Power Networks engineers were also dispatched.

Police and firefighters at the scene of the blaze in Ipswich

Police and firefighters at the scene of the blaze in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

A stop was called by the fire service more than three hours later at 1.39am on Monday.

Posting on Twitter shortly before 2am on Monday, the fire service said the road would remain shut "for some time".

A police cordon was put in place in Kitchener Road while firefighters tackled the blaze.

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However, the cordon was lifted several hours later.

The extent of any injuries from the fire is not known at this time.

Kitchener Road, off Norwich Road, was closed overnight

Kitchener Road, off Norwich Road, was closed overnight - Credit: Archant