Old Suffolk airfield goes up in flames

SIX fire crews were today called into action when 90 acres of a field in Suffolk went up in flames.

SIX fire crews were today called into action when 90 acres of a field in Suffolk went up in flames.

Firefighters were called to Little Wenham at around 12.50am where a blaze was raging at the village's disused airfield.

The stubble field fire took crews from Ipswich, Hadleigh and Holbrook more than an hour to bring under control.

Other bush, tree, crop and field stubble fires also kept the county's emergency services busy overnight.

At 2.20am a fire crew went to Washbrook Street in Washbrook and spent around 20minutes tackling a one-acre stubble fire.

Then, at 3am, there was a bin and fence fire in Ipswich's Wherstead Road which took around 15minutes to bring under control.

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At 11.05pm yesterday Ipswich firefighters attended 30metres of hedgerow alight at The Street, Nacton, and 25metres of hedgerow was on fire on the B1121 at Saxmundham at 9pm.

At around 8.30pm a Holbrook crew extinguished a mature oak tree which was on fire at Freston, and at 7pm Needham Market and Stowmarket crews spent around 30minutes tackling a crop fire at Darmsden Hall, Darmsden.

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