Spate of field fires hits Suffolk

SUFFOLK firefighters were kept busy today as a series of field fires hit the county.Fire crews dealt with three acres of burning grass at Pannington Hall Farm, in Wherstead at 1.

SUFFOLK firefighters were kept busy today as a series of field fires hit the county.

Fire crews dealt with three acres of burning grass at Pannington Hall Farm, in Wherstead at 1.20pm.

Four appliances from Princes Street and Colchester Road, Ipswich dealt with the flames by 3.05pm.

Crews were also called to Park Road, Grundisburgh to deal with two hectares of blazing stubble and straw.


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The fire, at around 1pm, was doused within one hour by firefighters from Woodbridge and Colchester Road, Ipswich.

A crew from Princes Street, Ipswich also dealt with a derelict car that caught fire in a field in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford at 11.55am.

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At around 4.35pm, one crew from Hadleigh dealt with a field fire in Bird Street, Hitcham.

Two breathing apparatus wearers using two hose reels put the fire out by 5.10pm.

Meanwhile, a blazing car had to be doused by firefighters after it caught light on a central reservation of the A12 at Wickham Market.

The fire followed a single vehicle accident involving a Toyota Corolla on the Lowestoft-bound carriageway.

Ambulance crews were not called to the incident, which happened at 1.50pm today.

Traffic was delayed while fire crews from Framlingham and Orford dealt with the flames within 20 minutes.

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