Man rescued from flat fire

SUFFOLK: A man was rescued from a flat fire last night, as Firefighters across the region fought flames throughout the early hours.

SUFFOLK: A man was rescued from a flat fire last night, as Firefighters across the region fought flames throughout the early hours.

At 2:45am two crews from Princes Street Fire Station and one from Colchester Road were called to a house fire in Ranelagh Road in Ipswich.

When crews arrived on scene they discovered a mid-terraced house well alight.

Two hose reel jets and one main jet were used to extinguish the fires.

Fire Crews then worked tirelessly to extinguish a fire which had started in flats in Foxhall Road, rescuing one man from the property.

The fire service was called to the fire at 3:06am after a fire had started in an oven, causing smoke throughout the flat.

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Two breathing apparatus and water fog equipment were used to extinguish the fire, which had been put out by 3:35am.

Call outs to fire crews in Ipswich continued throughout the night and at 3:08am appliances from Colchester Road and Princes Street were sent to a roof fire at a primary school on Downing Close.

A turn table ladder from Colchester Road was also sent.

The incident involved a small fire in a bin which had spread to the roof of the school causing damage.

One hose reel jet and a short extension ladder were used to extinguish the fire - crews also had to cut away some roof tiles.

Meanwhile in Ixworth, crews were also being called out after a fire started in a bungalow on Peddars Close.

On arrival crews discovered the fire and requested extra assistance - further appliances from Bury fire station and Elmswell were sent.

The incident involved a bungalow heavily smoke logged due to a ground floor fire which had started in one of the bedrooms.

Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a covering jet were used to extinguish the fire, along with ventilation equipment.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and investigations into the circumstances of this fire are set to continue this morning.