Shed destroyed by fire

A FIRE ripped through a family shed destroying the building and all the possessions inside.The blaze started around 7.15pm yesterday in Rosebery Road, Ipswich, and reduced the shed to a blackened shell.

A FIRE ripped through a family shed destroying the building and all the possessions inside.

The blaze started around 7.15pm yesterday in Rosebery Road, Ipswich, and reduced the shed to a blackened shell.

One resident of the house, who did not want to be named, said: “I was the other side of town with a relative and we got a phone call to say that the fence was on fire. By the time we reached Tower Ramparts we could see smoke from the fire.

“At that point we received another phone call to say that the shed had caught fire.

“When we arrived at the scene the fire officers were tackling flames which were roughly the size of our next door neighbour's tree which also took damage.

“It was then revealed that there was a gas cylinder inside the shed which the fire officers had to cool down before placing in a bin full of water. Our next door neighbour's fence also was half-destroyed.

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“The area behind the houses along this stretch is known for kids to be hanging out and causing problems.

“It has totally destroyed everything within the shed and the shed itself is half a shell. It's not a nice sight to see, having personal possessions destroyed.”

A spokesman for Suffolk fire and rescue service confirmed that a 15kg LPG gas cylinder had been in the shed during the blaze.

He added: “The garden shed was totally destroyed and licked along five fence panels of adjacent houses.”

The fire was under control by around 7.45pm.

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