Man rescued from flat fire in Ipswich

A MAN was rescued from a flat fire in the town as firefighters across Suffolk fought flames in a weekend of drama.

A MAN was rescued from a flat fire in the town as firefighters across Suffolk fought flames in a weekend of drama.

Crews were called out in the early hours of Sunday from Princes Street fire station and Colchester Road to a house fire in Ranelagh Road.

When they arrived, following the call at 2.45am, they discovered a mid terraced house well alight.

She said: “We were asleep at the time and if it hadn't been for a young man hammering at our window I have no idea what would have happened.”


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Just over 20 minutes later crews worked to extinguish a fire which had started in flats in Foxhall Road - rescuing a man from the property. The fire service was called to the incident at 3.06 after a fire started in an oven causing smoke throughout the flat.

Two breathing apparatus and water fog equipment were used to extinguish the fire which and the incident was over in 30 minutes.

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Call outs continued throughout the night and at 3.08 fire engines from Colchester Road and Princes Street were sent to a roof fire at The Willows Primary School, in Downing Close. 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, firefighters were called to a fire in Peddars Close.

The incident involved a bungalow heavily smoke logged due to a ground floor fire which had started in one of the bedrooms. The blaze is being treated as suspicious and investigations are set to continue.

Meanwhile, crews from Holbrook and Hadleigh fought to tackle a fire in a chimney in East Bergholt.

The fire, which started at around noon on Saturday, was extinguished with the help of turntable ladders.

Do you know anything about any of these fires? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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