Fire crews called to serious fire on outskirts of Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 08:37 16 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:53 16 June 2020

Fire crews at a wood fire in Purdis Farm on Monday night Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

Fire crews at a wood fire in Purdis Farm on Monday night Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE


Fire crews spent several hours tackling a serious blaze on the outskirts of Ipswich overnight.

Crews were called to Purdis Farm Lane shortly before 10.30pm on Monday night, following reports of a fire in a wooded area.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that the fire was around 100m by 100m in size and that Bucklesham Road had to be closed for a time while crews dealt with the fire.

The fire was surrounded by 12.05am and crews remained on site to ensure there were no hot spots remaining.

A stop was called on the fire shortly before 2am on Tuesday morning.

There were no reports of any neighbouring properties having to be evacuated.

Suffolk police also attended the scene.

In a post on Twitter Suffolk Fire and Rescue said they had been working in tough conditions.

The post said: “Crews in Ipswich working in extremely challenging conditions tonight in the Purdis Farm area supported by Suffolk Police and drone.”

In total nine fire crews from Ipswich East, Woodbridge, Princes Street, Holbrook, Leiston and Hadleigh attended the fire.

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