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'Heavy smoke' seen as crews called to chip shop fire

PUBLISHED: 11:52 29 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:50 30 August 2019

Firefighters are tackling a fryer fire in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

Firefighters are tackling a fryer fire in Ipswich Picture: ARCHANT

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Emergency services have been called to the scene of a chip shop fire in Ipswich this morning.

Fire crews and an ambulance have been called to the fire Picture: ARCHANTFire crews and an ambulance have been called to the fire Picture: ARCHANT

Fire crews were called shortly after 11am to Henley's Fish Bar on Fircroft Road.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said that there was heavy smoke coming from a small fire in the fryer.

Two fire engines from Ipswich East and Princes Street were called to the fire and tackled the smoke coming from the kitchen via the roof of the building, with hoses seen entering the property from above.

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One person was seen outside the property wearing an oxygen mask with firefighters nearby, but no reports of casualties were made.

Smoke could be smelled in the surrounding roads, with the flue on the roof of the chip shop left caked in soot.

The East of England Ambulance service was also called to the scene, with a spokesman saying that one ambulance was deployed.

The source of the smoke had been made safe by firefighters by noon.

Both fire engines left while paramedics remained at the scene.

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