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Ipswich Coroner's Court evacuated after fire breaks out on site

PUBLISHED: 12:07 11 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:10 11 March 2019

The coroner's court in Ipswich was evacuated following reports of a smell of smoke Picture: ARCHANT

The coroner's court in Ipswich was evacuated following reports of a smell of smoke Picture: ARCHANT

ARCHANT

The coroner's court in Ipswich was evacuated this morning while crews tackled an electrical fire in an air conditioning unit.

Two fire crews were called to the scene on Whitehouse Road Picture: ARCHANTTwo fire crews were called to the scene on Whitehouse Road Picture: ARCHANT

Firefighters were called shortly after 10.15am with reports of a “smell of smoke” at Ipswich Coroner’s Court at Beacon House in Whitehouse Road.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the court was evacuated while firefighters located and extinguished a blaze in an air conditioning unit.

Two fire crews were called to the scene, one each from Ipswich East and Princes Street.

All those evacuated have now been led back inside.

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