Firefighters tackle 40-acre field fire near Ipswich

Firefighters are currently tackling a huge field fire on the outskirts of Ipswich

Firefighters are currently tackling a huge field fire on the outskirts of Ipswich - Credit: Pheobe Chew

More than 10 fire crews attended the scene of a 40-acre field fire near Ipswich. 

Firefighters were called to the scene of the blaze in a field off Lings lane, Chelmondiston at about 3.40pm today (August 5).

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews are currently tackling a 40-acre standing crop and trees fire.

"Crews are using hose reel jets, a water shuttle and a drone to tackle the fire."

Appliances from Colchester, Wivenhoe, Ipswich East, Woodbridge, Orford, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Halesworth, Debenham Needham Market and Hadleigh attended.

The stop time was received at 9.12pm.

It comes after firefighters tackled a huge field fire in Ipswich and East Bergholt earlier today.