Fire breaks out in allotments near Ipswich park

A number of fire engines are in attendance to a field fire in Ipswich

A number of fire engines are in attendance to a field fire in Ipswich - Credit: Monique Louise Paternoster

Firefighters tackled a large field fire near a park in Ipswich last night.

Crews were called to the fire near Westbourne Park near Bramford Lane at about 4.30pm on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews are tackling an area of allotment and grass that is well alight near Westbourne Park."

Large amounts of smoke could be seen coming off the fire.

People were being asked to avoid the area. 

The incident comes after a huge field fire at Ravenswood Park in Ipswich on Monday evening.