Police launch fire investigation

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fire in a derelict building in Ipswich today.Flames took hold at a disused ice cream factory on Grimwade Street at some time before 3pm.

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fire in a derelict building in Ipswich today.

Flames took hold at a disused ice cream factory on Grimwade Street at some time before 3pm.

Fire crews were alerted by a member of the public and two pumps attended the scene.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames within 10 minutes and the building was ventilated.

A Fire Service spokesman said the cause of the fire was being treated as suspicious.