Outbuilding destroyed in blaze

BURNT ruins and a heavy smell of smoke were today the only reminders of a dramatic fire which destroyed a building in Holbrook.The fire raged at Holbrook Mill House in a wooden outbuilding just after 7.

BURNT ruins and a heavy smell of smoke were today the only reminders of a dramatic fire which destroyed a building in Holbrook.

The fire raged at Holbrook Mill House in a wooden outbuilding just after 7.15pm last night.

Flames lit up the night sky and could be seen by residents throughout the village.

The wooden construction was completely destroyed in the blaze.

Two fire crew from Holbrook and Princes Street, Ipswich, tackled the flames for approximately 30 minutes before the fire was brought under control.

No one from Holbrook Mill House was available to comment on the blaze today.

Most Read

Julian Flukes lives nearby in the village shop.

He said: "It seemed extremely dramatic and my son was racing up and down the stairs to see everything. My daughter thought there had been a shooting or something. She heard a bang then called her mum. We could see sparks flying up from the building.

"I'm sure that the fire would have done a lot more damage if we'd not had the engine in Holbrook. This is very important for rural areas like us."

Two fire crews from Holbrook and Princes Street, Ipswich, battled the flames for about 30 minutes before the fire was brought under control.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter