Ipswich: Woman arrested on suspicion of arson after house blaze in Widgeon Close

Smoke was reportedly seen billowing out of a top-floor room, while it is understood damaged caused b

Smoke was reportedly seen billowing out of a top-floor room, while it is understood damaged caused by the fire was restricted to the top-floor and did not spread to the adjoining property. - Credit: Archant

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house blaze in Ipswich.

Two fire engines and police were called to the incident in Widgeon Close at 10.30am today.

The semi-detached property was empty and the blaze was put out and under control by 11am.

It is thought a woman lives at the property.

Smoke was reportedly seen billowing out of a top-floor room, while it is understood damaged caused by the fire was restricted to the top-floor and did not spread to the adjoining property.


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This afternoon, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said a 25-year-old woman from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of arson and is being held in custody.

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said an investigation is taking place to determine the cause of the blaze.

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The fire was extinguished by two breathing apparatus wearers using one hose reel.

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